Black History Month

What is Black History Month?

Black History Month was first celebrated in the UK in 1987 and takes place every October. We celebrate Black History Month to recognise that people of colour were often excluded from historical narratives. Throughout Black History Month we aim to raise awareness of the history, cultures and contributions that Black individuals and communities have made.

This theme of Black History Month this year is ‘Proud To Be’. The campaign aims to make Black History Month personal and unique to individuals, families, and communities, focusing on how we are all making history, as well as contributions throughout history.

What is going on for Black History Month?

Activities are going on across the city to celebrate and commemorate Black History Month. Diversity Business Incubator have put together a great selection of events so you can get involved with Black History Month in person or online, including:

A virtual treasure hunt. Throughout October, posters and QR codes will be hidden across Plymouth for residents to find and scan.

A virtual games night on Sunday 10 October 2021.

Black History Month movie nights at the Plot Union Street on 6, 13 and 27 October.

A series of Cultural Food Demonstrations with City College Plymouth, with some amazing chefs in Plymouth on 11, 18 and 25 October.

A night of storytelling and arts and crafts for kids, families, friends and everyone looking to meet people from their local communities.

Booking is required for most of these events. Book your place on the Diversity Business Incubator’s Black History Month website.

Diversity Business Incubator is a local community interest company supporting Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic business and a Unify Plymouth Partner.

Events are happening throughout Black History Month, visit the Black History Month website to find out more.