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How to celebrate Black History Month UK this 2018

Tamara

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Posted September 30, 2018
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Black history, African history is alive and hidden in plain sight all around us all year round. Woven into the fabric of our planetary existence.

Black History Month was created by African-American Historian, Carter G. Woodson, and is celebrated in the USA during the month of February.

In the early 20th century, Carter G. Woodson saw that the contributions made by African-Americans to America were not acknowledged. He was particularly concerned for the young growing without knowledge of self, and not seeing the achievements made by their ancestors to American society so much so that he launched a week long celebration acknowledging this.

Carter G. Woodson’s initiative was embraced across North America by organisations and schools so much that he struggled to meet the demand for the course materials.

Today, the legacy of Carter G. Woodson continues, where it is also celebrated during the month of October in the UK, spanning to Germany and Netherlands.

We all know that Black History, African History can be celebrated everyday, but there is power in this month where it allows us to bring focus to our ancestral heritage. It allows us to pay homage to our ancestors and restore community relations through education and group economics, to supporting many charity organisations who are driven by creating better and more accessible resources for the community.

And as (BHM) Black History Month joins us again for 2018, we’d like to share with you some of the events that are taking place from the 1st – 31st October 2018 that many individuals and organisations have put together.

First up and in no particular order we have:

Notting Hill Black history walk

Black History Month – Notting Hill Black history walk

Notting Hill black history walk

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Black History Month - Make Your Melanin Pop

Black History Month – Make Your Melanin Pop

Make Your Melanin Pop

Skincare workshop
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Black History Month - The Hidden Science of Black Holistic Health

Black History Month – The Hidden Science of Black Holistic Health

The Hidden Science of Black Holistic Health – Free taster

If the health of you and your children is of the upmost importance, or you are struggling with a health issue yourself, then this lecture is for you!
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Black History Market

Black History Month – Black History Market

Black History Market

This is an indoor event representing entrepreneurs from across the African and Caribbean diaspora.
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Black History Month - Balancing-the-equation

Black History Month – Balancing-the-equation

Balancing the equation

Alex Lathbridge together with a panel of experts explore the work of prominent Black scientists from the past and how experts with new experiences are changing the face of contemporary science as we know it.
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Black History Month - Chineke Concert

Black History Month – Chineke Concert

Black History Month – Chineke Concert

The Chineke Orchestra will be performing music by black British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, a English composer and conductor of mixed heritage; his father was a Sierra Leone Creole physician.
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Black History Month - black_ink

Black History Month – black_ink

Black Ink – Celebration of Black History Month

Join in at events across Newham to explore these questions and use creative and provocative poetry to answer them.
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Black History Tour of British Museum

Black History Month – Black History Tour of British Museum

Black History Tour of British Museum

Black History Tour of the British Museum to inspire, engage and educate the community on the artefacts held in the British Museum on African History with the aim to inspire interest in this area of study for future generations. Tours take place in morning and afternoon so don’t miss out.
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Black History Month - GS-Power-Series

Black History Month – GS-Power-Series

GS Power Series

This black history month, Generation Success are proud to welcome a panel of leading BME business leaders who will be sharing their career journey and secrets to their success with the Generation Success network.
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Black History Month - @ HOME WITH THE ROAD TO MANHOOD Black History Month Fundraiser Special

Black History Month – @ HOME WITH THE ROAD TO MANHOOD Black History Month Fundraiser Special

@ Home with… the road to manhood. Black History Month Fundraiser Special

The Manhood Academy and Soul and Sound have joined forces to celebrate the achievements of the movers and shakers within the world of youth work who are instrumental in developing young people into respectable adults.
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Black Britain on Film

Black History Month – Black Britain on Film

Black Britain on Film

Black History Studies in collaboration with the Independent Cinema Office (ICO) presents ‘Black Britain on Film’ which explores the vital history of Black Britain throughout the 20th century.
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African Drum Dance Classes

Black History Month – African Drum Dance Classes

African Drum & Dance Classes

A five week course in African drum & dance with Allan Kerr and Denise Rowe of Shumba Arts.

When: Mon 15 Oct 2018
Time: 21:30

 

Black History Month- Ancient Black Black Britain

Black History Month – Ancient Black Black Britain

Black History Month – Ancient Black Britain

A lecture which looks at the ancient presence of Black settlements in the British Isles long before there were any Angles, Saxons, Jutes, or even Vikings.
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Tamara

Co-founding Director @ Natural Curlies

Enjoying the evolution of me by living life on purpose, staying healthy, loving, laughing and creating good times. Coupled with my love of natural hair and the importance of health & wellbeing.

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