The theme of Black History Month UK 2023 is 'Before Windrush.' We'll be exploring the lives and stories of the people who were living and working in Britain before the Empire Windrush docked in Tilbury docks in 1948. We'll be exploring the Black doctors and nurses working in healthcare before the NHS and the 18th century Black prisoners of war at Porchester Castle.
CAMPAIGN HASHTAG: #BeforeWindrush
The theme of Black History Month UK 2022 is 'Sharing Journeys.' We'll be exploring the lives and stories of the people who came to Britain in the 19th and 20th centuries and helped laid the foundations of today's diverse and spiralling Black British Community.The subjects touched upon will include examing the impact of West African students on Black Britain and their part in campaigning for the end of colonial rule in Africa, reviewing the highly influential Caribbean Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, looking at the lives of African-American soldiers who came to the UK during the Second World War.
CAMPAIGN HASHTAG: #SharingJourneys
The theme of Black History Month UK 2021 is 'Black to the Past.' We'll be uncovering Britain's hidden Black history spanning from Roman times to the 1800s. We'll examine key moments of that period and explore some of the everyday lives of ordinary Black Britons of the time. The subjects touched upon will include Black Abolitionists and the Lancashire mill worker's role in ending the Atlantic Slave Trade, Africans in Roman and Medieval Britain, the forgotten Black Tudors and Stuarts, and the many amazing Georgians and Victorians.
CAMPAIGN HASHTAG: #BlacktothePast
This October we are going to take a look back at the black British activists of the 1960s and 1980s who used 'non-violent civil disobedience' to help achieve racial equality in the UK. Shining a light on the civil rights activists behind the Bristol Bus Boycott and the Lewisham Mums against SUS Laws who paved the way for today's young black British activists.