Originating in the United States, Black History Month is an annual observance designed to commemorate the achievements of those of African heritage around the world. After gaining official recognition by the governments of the United States and Canada in1970, the event received widespread attention in the United Kingdom in 1987.
In light of the recent Black Lives Matter movement, resulting out of the heinous aggression and oppression that Black communities have been experiencing in the United States and indeed in the United Kingdom, celebrating Black History Month this year will be as important as ever!
At HISA we are committed to ensuring that all our staff and students receive equal treatment regardless of gender, race and religion, and so we will be heavily involved in this important month focusing on Black history and culture.
Our resources page has recommendations on books, documentaries and films that promote black culture and history that we will keep adding to this month. We will also be hosting some virtual events that we be sharing details on soon.
For more information on Black History Month, please see their official UK website here.