Black History Month commemorates the achievements of black people throughout society. Originating from the US, sometime after the abolition of slavery, it is today celebrated in many countries around the world including the UK.
For many, Black History Month is a way of reflecting on the diverse historical and present day contributions and achievements made to the UK by people from African and Caribbean descent. More recently, Black History Month also incorporates the history of Asian people and their accomplishments over time. Economics, education, culture, medicine, politics and science are just some areas where African, Caribbean and Asian people have broken down barriers to make their marks in society and have helped to aspire others to fulfil their dreams.
Throughout the UK, educational seminars/lectures as well as food festivals and music workshops will take place during October.
As part of Black History Month 2019, Lincolnshire’s NHS organisations are holding a Race Equality Conference on Tuesday 15 October, which is open to all NHS staff across Lincolnshire to celebrate Black and Asian History.
With guest speakers with a wealth of experience around Race Equality, the conference will allow delegates to listen and share their experiences, personal stories, challenges and achievements. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for live updates throughout the day.
We will also be highlighting the contributions and achievements of African, Caribbean and Asian people throughout history across our social media channels, so watch out for them.
“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”
Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr. ONH