Black History Month in Royal Greenwich
Black History Month is celebrated in October each year and gives us the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievement and contributions of people from the African and Caribbean diaspora and the role models that are inspiring the next generation. While Black History Month is essential, we should not limit this education, appreciation and recognition to just one month. Royal Greenwich Black History 365 is our commitment to celebrating the contribution of our Black and marginalised residents every day of the year.
Black History Month 2020 was our biggest season yet despite taking place under the challenging circumstances of COVID-19.
We kicked off with an exciting video featuring dance, music, poetry and a taster of some of the activities that we had on throughout the month. The video is available to watch on our YouTube channel.
Black History Month season
We funded nine local organisations to produce events and activities as part of our celebrations which included workshops, crafts, performances, exhibitions, symposiums and more.
We also held an expert panel discussion focusing on 'Shaping our future: Black history, education and increasing attainment and opportunity for young Black people'. Watch recordings of the presentations and discussions.