October is Black History Month in the UK. It is an annual event honouring the contributions and accomplishments of the Black British community. It celebrates both current and historical individuals and the positive impact they have made to our society.
Black History Month provides great opportunities to highlight key moments in Black British history. It is important to celebrate the contributions of everyone to our society and support the multi-culturalism and diversity that helps shape our communities.
Many events take place during Black History Month in schools, communities and across all media. It is a good time to research and read about important people and moments throughout history. Education is a key theme and is encouraged throughout Black History Month.
Important historical figures from Black history:
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