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Black history month

October is black history month, 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 2017

2017 marks 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 this year is:
Celebrating and reflecting on black history and achievement for all black minority and ethnicity (BME) communities’.

BHM letter to schools and resource pack 2017* login required
View suggested themes and resources to be used when planning black history month celebrations throughout October and beyond.

*EGfL user account required. No account? please email (Ealing maintained schools and academies only)

Useful resources

Black history month website
View latest information.

BHM 2016 letter to schools/ resources pack 2016* login required
Useful resources/websites for planning black history month celebrations. You will need an EGfL user account to access this information, please email:

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: 12 Oct 2017