Black History Month (BHM) has been widely celebrated from 1st - 31st October each year. It is a time to mark the contributions, culture, history and achievements of Black people in the UK and the diaspora.
It was originally founded to recognise the contributions that people of African and Caribbean backgrounds have made over many generations and at King’s we will be sharing a series of events and stories to celebrate the success and achievements of Black people – past and present – in our community.
The events earlier this year with the death of George Floyd in America and the Black Lives Matter campaign and the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities in the UK, make this year’s Black History Month ever more important to mark.
October is a chance to look back at our shared history, whilst also looking to the future and being open and honest about what more needs to be done.
We invite you to enjoy our programme of events and read the stories we have to share from students, colleagues and alumni across King’s, and learn more about the diverse experiences and contributions our Black community have made to society.