Black History Month (BHM) African 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.
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.
Please let us know if you might like to be involved with Black History Month in the North East for October 2014