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Black history month

October is black history month (BHM), when organisations in Britain and the USA remember the contributions made by black people, to the development of both countries in terms of science, the arts, culture, music and economic progress.

Black history month 2018

The theme for this year is:
‘Celebrating 70 years of Windrush'

BHM letter to schools and resource pack 2018 * login required
View suggested themes and resources to be used when planning black history month celebrations throughout October and beyond.

If you would like to share your celebrations/ good practice, please email MTemo@ealing.gov.uk as there is a dedicated display board at the EEC where your work can be displayed.

*EGfL user account required. No account? please use the registration form on this site. (Ealing maintained schools and academies only)

Useful resources

Black history month website
View latest information.

BHM letter to schools and resource pack 2017* login required
Suggested themes and resources.

2017 marked 30 years of black history month (BHM) in the UK, highlighting many contributions to a shared existence and bringing communities closer together.

The theme for 2017 was:
‘Celebrating and reflecting on black history and achievement for all black minority and ethnicity (BME) communities’.

BHM 2016 letter to schools/ resources pack 2016* login required
Useful resources/websites for planning black history month celebrations.

Black history for the inclusive school 2007 - teaching about the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade (pdf)
This downloadable booklet contains information and classroom activities originally prepared in 2006 and designed to be a permanent curriculum resource for schools.

Black Net
Website on the history of Black people within the UK.

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Last updated: 06 Aug 2019