During October the UK Celebrates Black History Month. Although Black History Month has been celebrated every February in the USA since 1970, it was not officially celebrated in the UK until 1987 when it was organised by the activist Akyaaba Addai-Sebo who, at the time was the coordinator for special projects for the Greater London Council. The first Black History Month was celebrated only in London, but in the years since, the celebration has spread across the whole UK. The main aims of Black History Month are to celebrate the achievements and contributions of black people not just in the UK, but throughout the world and also to educate all on black history.
St Martin’s community will join with schools across Lambeth and the wider regions to celebrate 2020 Black History Month. Visit the Lambeth Council’s website Black History Month 2020 to read Cllr Sonia Winifred, Cabinet Member for Equalities and Culture invitation to Lambeth’s Black History Month’s events. View the full list of events Lambeth Black History Month 2020
Blackhistorymonth.org has a theme this year: Dig Deeper, Look Closer, Think Bigger. We will consider this as we focus in October and beyond. We begin Black History Month with a virtual whole school collective worship entitled, ‘The First’ and ‘The Most’.
As part of Black History Month, we have joined together with schools across Lambeth in unity and strength to share resources, plan events and celebrate the richness and diversity of our community.
Thanks to Sarah, Year 12 for producing our St Martin’s Black History Month Banner.
Visit the following websites for more information and events to celebrate Black History Month