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Overview

Black History Month is celebrated in October each year and gives us the opportunity to recognise, appreciate and celebrate our diverse communities and the role models that are inspiring the next generation. 

Our film marking Black History Month 2019 (above) shares some of our residents' experiences and celebrates the rich heritage that has shaped the borough we live in today.

Black History Month is essential in promoting learning, providing information and contributing to community cohesion. People from all different walks of life live in Royal Greenwich and it’s important that all our young residents are inspired by people they can relate to and see stories that mirror their own experience.

For Black History Month 2019, pedestrian crossings in Eltham, Greenwich, Plumstead and Woolwich town centres were painted in the pan-African colours to celebrate inclusivity and mark Black History Month. The crossings were funded by U+I, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich Hospital Trust, the University of Greenwich, Berkeley Group, Peabody.