Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Black History Month

The Month of October is Black History Month. Black History Month aims to

·       Promote knowledge of Black History and experience
·       Disseminate information on positive Black contributions to British Society
·       Heighten the confidence and awareness of Black people in their cultural heritage.

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 1400 events.
The focus on African and Caribbean heritage pre-dates the work of London Strategic Policy Unit who, as part of the African Jubilee year in 1987, helped to establish the event. 
There will be a form in the back of church for those of us who want to join in this event and take OUR children FREE!

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