Black History Month
1 October - 31 October
What is Black History Month UK and why is it celebrated?
Black History Month in the UK celebrates the history, arts and culture of black British people. Awareness of, and education about, the history of white British people is well-established, but black British history is underreported and underrepresented. Dedicating a month to it every year helps redress that balance, and helps us all learn more about our shared History as Britons.
How is Black History Month UK celebrated?
Throughout October there are typically many newspaper and magazine articles as well as TV programmes about Black British history. Black History Month Magazine is central to the celebrations. They select a focus for the celebrations each year.
The focus for Black History Month UK 2020 is on the role and contributions of black women.