Black history month

Black history month

Black History Month is a month of events in October which celebrate the culture, history and achievement of Britain’s African and Caribbean communities.

Black History Month 2019

For a list of events see the Black History Month Bristol booklet.

You can also visit the Black History Month website.

Black History Month aims

The aims of Black History Month are to: 

  • promote knowledge of the Black History, Culture and 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 Black History Month

In 1926, Carter G Woodson (editor of the Journal of Negro History for 30 years), established African Caribbean celebrations in America where BHM is still celebrated each February.

BHM has grown in Britain and over 6,000 annual events now take place throughout towns and cities in the UK.