October marks Black History Month – a remembrance of the important men, women, and events in the history of the African diaspora.
Black History Month was first celebrated in the UK in 1987. It was setup and organised by Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, who then served as a coordinator of projects for the Greater London Council and created a collaboration to get it underway. It was first celebrated in London and has become a national institution ever since.
At WeAreTheCity, we believe in equality for all and will continue to help increase representation of the BAME community and share a variety of voices and opinions – and never has it been more important.
Below you will find interviews with some amazing Black women and men; events and networking groups across a variety of industries; and resources designed to educate and understand.
Over the month and beyond, we will also be showcasing events, covering news and continuing to shine a spotlight on issues of race, equality and diversity.