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Celebrating Global Black History Month(s) and UK Pride Month

Updated: Oct 26, 2023

The first of February marks the start of Black History Month in several countries including the USA, Canada, and Germany. And the start of Pride month in the UK too!

This February, we want you to join us in exploring the history behind the country that started Black History Month and learn about the Black Britons who have led the way in LGBT+ history in the UK. Remember, you can explore Black British History beyond a designated month and we’re committed to helping guide you through your journey learning about UK Black History all throughout the year.

Start your journey today by learning about Black British LGBT+ trailblazers: Pearl Alcock, Justin Fashanu, and Olive Morris.

Or check out our features on Black History Month USA that include a profile on the African American actor, Ira Alridge, who was Britain’s first Black Shakespearean actor and the origins of Black History Month.

We've also compiled a list of media recommendations for you to explore during the month and a Global Black History quiz to play with family and friends.

Check out our social media accounts or subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter for regular updates!


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