Black History Month (BHM) Afrikan History Month (AHM) is held every October in Britain, and February in USA and Canada.
The aims are to:
- Promote knowledge of the Black History , Cultural and Heritage
- Disseminate information on positive Black contributions to British Society
- Heighten the confidence and awareness of Black people to their cultural heritage
This week at Hillingdon Manor we will be learning about famous people and holding an assembly on Friday to celebrate the start of Black History Month
The origins of BHM go back to 1926 when Carter G Woodson, editor for thirty years of the Journal of Negro History, established African Caribbean celebrations in America. It is still celebrated there in February each year. In Britain, the BHM has now grown to over 6,000 events. (updated October 2007 its 20th anniversary)
Further information can be found at http://www.black-history-month.co.uk