Black History Month

About Black History Month

We owe the concept of Black History Month to the son of former enslaved people, Dr. Carter G Woodson, an African American scholar, who noted that American history books largely ignored the Black American Population. You can find out more here.

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The situation in Scotland is similar. To counter Scotland's 'hidden history', CRER has co-ordinated Black History Month during October since 2001, and has encompassed the history of African, Caribbean and Asian people in this country; people who often have a direct link with Scotland through slavery, colonialism and migration. Black History Month focuses on people whose sacrifices, contributions and achievements against a backdrop of racism, inequality and injustice are often forgotten about and who are absent from our history books and education system.

Black History Month 2019
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Download the #BHM19 Programme of Events here
Previous Black History Months
BHM 2018 ONLINE VERSION WITH HYPERLINKS.

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