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October is Black History Month

Black History Month aims to highlight and celebrate the stories of prominent black people, who may have been left out of mainstream, white-centric history.

It was first celebrated in the UK in October 1987 and was the initiative of Ghanaian analyst Akaaba Addai-Sebo. It is celebrated to seize the opportunity to honour the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black people.

Each week we will take a look at aspects of Black culture.

This Week
   
Monday 19 October 2020

Inspirational Person of the week: Lewis Hamilton
Did you know? A full time nurse, Marie Van Brittan Brown invented the first Home Security System
Recommended watch:  Becoming – can be found on Netflix
Recommended listen: A change is gonna come – Sam Cooke
Recommended read: Lewis Hamilton – My Story


Events in relation to Black History Month, please visit:

🖤 Online talk by Deej Malik-Johnson on Len Johnson on the 28th October at 2pm

 

Last Week

 

Monday 5 October 2020

Inspirational Person of the week: Marcus Rashford
Did you know? - George Washington Carver invented Peanut Butter
Recommended watch: ‘42 – The Jackie Robinson Story’ (starring the late Chadwick Boseman)
Recommended listen: Bob Marley, redemption song
Recommended read: ‘Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race’ by Reni Eddo-Lodge

For details of events in relation to Black History Month, please visit -

🖤 Manchester libraries programme of events & exhibits: https://buff.ly/30zJNb8

🖤 HOME cinema, theatre, discussions and exhibition: https://buff.ly/2GjOfn5

🖤 List of BHM events: https://buff.ly/2GAsoYH

   Monday 12 October 2020

Inspirational Person of the week: Simone Biles
Did you know? Garrett Morgan improved the traffic light system from a 2 light system to a 3 light system. This was one of his most influential inventions
Recommended watch:  “Self made" which can be found on Netflix
Recommended listen: ‘Black Brother’ by Angie Stone
Recommended read: ‘Natives’ by Akala


Events in relation to Black History Month, please visit:
🖤 A history of BME Housing in Britain Webinar – 29th October

5th October 2020

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