Black History Month (BHM) is held every October in Britain and every
February in USA and Canada. Its aims are to:

  • Promote knowledge of  Black History and Cultural Heritage
  • Disseminate information on positive Black contributions to British Society
  • Heighten the confidence and awareness of Black people to their cultural heritage.

The origins of BHM go as far back as the 1920s, when Carter G Woodson, editor of the Journal of Negro History established Afro-Caribbean celebrations in America. Black History Month is for all of the African Diaspora. In Britain now, BHM has over 6,000 events!

There are many events about Black history and culture, including theatre performances, concerts, art exhibits, film screenings (including Freedom Riders about those opposing the Jim Crow Laws in America), a new Black British tv sitcom called ‘Meet the Abanjo’s’, a TV show on BBC 4, and many exhibits on African and Black history. There are also competitions taking place and radio shows.

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