This is held every year in October. It promotes the history and contributions that Black people with origins in Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America and other Black communities around the world have made to Cambridge and the UK.
Events around the country include history and heritage, arts and culture, news and ideas from a range of communities. It is an opportunity to share activities and experiences.
Black History Month was first celebrated in the UK in 1987. We have celebrated it in Cambridge since 2005. This year, as with many other activities and events, celebrations will take place online
Elsewhere in Cambridge:
- Visit the Cambridge African Network for online activities
- Visit Anglia Ruskin University website for lectures, talks and exhibitions
- Visit The Library Presents from Cambridgeshire Libraries.
Visit the Black History Month website to find out more about it and about national events.
Cambridge Black History Month is programme of, mainly online, events. The programme is on the Capturing Cambridge website, with an accompanying Facebook page, Cambridge Black Heritage, to encourage interaction and share national and international stories of interest.
The programme will be added to throughout the month and contributions/submissions are still being accepted. Please look at the site regularly to check for new additions, which will be flagged on the Facebook page, so follow for updates.
Make sure to check out the interview with Albert Gordon, Cambridge’s first Black pub landlord. Albert was interviewed by Lucy Walker from the Mill Road History Society. It gives an insight into the social history and communities of Cambridge in the 80s, 90s and early 2000s.
This is a partnership between many individuals and organisations in the city, and across the county. Come along to the events and join in the discussions.
Look out for new additions every week throughout the whole of October.