The month of October is always an exciting one as it celebrates Black History - an annual month set aside to recognise individuals from the Black community, the culture, origin, history and achievements of all African and Caribbean communities in diaspora. To showcase those who have contributed and continue to contribute positively to our society.
Black History Month began as a ‘Negro History Week’ by Carter G Woodson an African American historian, educator and scholar who aimed to challenge the preconception that the ‘negro community had no history’. Black History Month then kicked off in the United States in February 1969 while in the UK it started in October 1987.
This month we intend to spread and share knowledge about the different cultures and beliefs of the Afro Caribbean heritage through movies, debates, cultural events and a fashion show.
During the events for the entire month ALL students are welcomed to engage and participate. Please contact me, Bitty Inyang – your VP Wellbeing & Diversity, if you have any questions.
- Bitty Walter Inyang
VP Wellbeing & Diversity, 2019/2020
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