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 2017

See our 2017 programme for all the events in Bristol this October.

Black History Month 2017 programme of events (pdf, 8.8MB) (opens new window)

Black History Month aims

Our aims 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.

Black History Month: interactive resource for 2017

We’ve been working with a team of black entrepreneurs to ensure that future events are captured with an online interactive Black History Month resource to follow in 2017.

For further details email