Celebrating Black History Month

October marks Black History Month in the UK.

The month-long campaign recognises the contribution and achievements of those with African or Caribbean heritage.

Black History Month is a time of celebration, recognition, and reflection, with this year's Black History Month highlighting pioneering black women.

The theme of 'Saluting Our Sisters' and the #WEMATTER movement calls attention to black women's crucial role in shaping our history and inspiring change. This includes black women who have made remarkable contributions to literature, music, sport, fashion, business, politics, healthcare, and so much more.

On this page you will find more information about Black History Month, University of Plymouth resources, upcoming events celebrating Black History Month taking place in Plymouth as well as our wall of inspirational figures - let us know who you'd like to see featured.

BHM events
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inspirational figures

Check out these inspirational figures from black history. Who else would you like to see featured on this page?

Let us know and submit your own inspirational figure here.