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Black History Month UK an International annual month, celebrating, recognising and valuing the inspirational individuals and events worldwide and the uk in particular. During Black History Month, we remember and celebrate the important people from the past and also who contribute to and help our society today.



Black history month was first celebrated in the UK in 1987

First celebrated in the UK in 1987, Black History Month in the UK is marked annually during the month of October and in the USA during the month of February, with important reference to the black society. Black History Month UK went from receiving a kind-hearted response to being a national celebration to UK individuals, shaping history as it stands today. Our Black History Month UK lays out important dates in history an both celebrates and remembers the people who contributed to a more equal and progressive society.



Black History Month has been celebrated widely for many years honouring the achievements, culture, and the history of black people.In Southwark, Black History Month has been recognised for over 20 years with a month long programme of exciting and inspirational events and workshops.Every year throughout October people, schools, libraries, groups and organisations host events and get involved with the celebration of black history.

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated annually in the United States and Canada in February, and the United Kingdom in October.


The precursor to Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced the second week of February to be ;Negro History Week. This week was chosen because it coincided with the birthday of Abraham Lincolnon February 12 and of Frederick Douglass on February 14, both of which dates Black communities had celebrated together since the late 19th century.

Black history month was first celebrated in the Uk in 1987
Black History Month was first celebrated in the United Kingdom in 1987. It was organized through the leadership of Ghanaian analyst Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, who then served as a coordinator of special projects for the Greater London Council (GLC) and created a collaboration to get it underway. It was first celebrated in London and has become a national institution.