October is Black History month in the UK


THIS October is Black History Month in the UK – a time to celebrate amazing achievements by black people.

Throughout history, there have been lots of great contributions to the worlds of art, literature and science by the black community. However, these weren’t always recognised as people were treated differently because of their skin colour.

In 1976, American President Gerald Ford officially recognised Black History Month encouraging the world to remember.

In the UK, the month has been celebrated since 1987. Every year, schools and communities learn about famous black figures, both past and present, and what they’ve achieved.

Musician Joan Armatrading, pictured above, was the first ever female UK artist to be nominated for a Grammy award in the blues category.

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