Today, we see the the UK celebrate Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America. BHM is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the UK for the remembrance of important men and 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 organized 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.
Find out more and how to get involved below:
- Black History Month Resources – Find out what is going on in and around your area and resources.
- BHM Magazine – The full guide to Black History Month
- Southwark Council – Celebrations and special events in and around Southwark, London
- Liverpool Museum – Special exhibitions and with free events at the International Slavery Museum and a free trail at the Museum of Liverpool throughout October.
Over the month, WeAreTheCity will be showcasing events, covering news and shining a spotlight on some amazing black inspirational women to celebrate Black History Month.