Black History Month is held every year in October. It promotes the history and contributions that Black people with origins in Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America and other Black communities around the world have made to Cambridge and the UK.
Events around the country include history and heritage, arts and culture, news and ideas from a range of communities. It is an opportunity to share activities and experiences.
Black History Month was first celebrated in the UK in 1987. We have celebrated it in Cambridge since 2005.
Black History Month 2020
This year, as with many other activities and events, we are celebrating Black History Month online.
Capturing Cambridge are hosting the events and information. The website is run by the Museum of Cambridge with our support.
You can also follow Cambridge Black Heritage on Facebook to share and discuss ideas with the organisers and contributors.
Elsewhere in Cambridge:
- Visit the Cambridge African Network for online activities
- Visit Anglia Ruskin University website for lectures, talks and exhibitions including:
- Visit The Library Presents from Cambridgeshire Libraries, where exhibits include:
- A Waltz in New Orleans
- Border Tales by Protein Dance
- The Headwrap Diaries by Uchenna Dance
- The Elephant In The Room by Lanre Malaolu
Visit the Black History Month website to find out more about it and about national events.