Celebrating Black History Month

October is Black History Month. This national celebration aims to promote and celebrate Black contributions to British society, and to foster an understanding of Black history.

A broad range of activities and events are taking place in October to celebrate Black History Month. The 2021 campaign for Black History Month invites Black and Brown people to share what they are Proud To Be.

Here’s a selection of the rich resources to support Black History Month.


To see a regularly updated list of resources on Race & Ethnicity visit


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Ballet Black

Neo-classical ballet company that celebrates dancers of Black and Asian descent.

Black Ballad

UK based platform that seeks to tell the human experience through eyes of black British women. 

Black History Month Magazine

Leading the celebration of Black History, Arts and Culture throughout the UK.


This charity supports organisations and communities to transform the way that they think and do equality.

They provide training, online learning and organisational development services. Brap has also established a learning network for people who are involved in EDI work, the Equality Republic.

Fearless Futures

This organisation provides tailored training to help build individual and organisational understanding of inequality and power relations.


Award-winning online and print publication committed to sharing perspectives from women and non-binary people of colour


Skill exchange and timebank for improving the quality of health and care services across the UK. Sign up and join the campaign to create a Community of Opportunity to support BAME colleagues in the workplace by offering mentoring, support and interview coaching.

Melanin Medics

This non-profit is focused on supporting African and Caribbean aspiring medics, medical students and doctors in the UK. It aims to implement positive solutions to help overcome under-representation and economic barriers in medicine.

The Other Box

Award-winning diversity and inclusion company educating businesses on bias and educating and empowering people to work and live more inclusively.

The Runnymede Trust

The UK’s leading independent race equality thinktank.


Sussex Health and Care Partnership

Sussex health and care organisations have curated a series of events, recognition and gratitude, articles and stories from BAME voices.

Unison South East

Featuring an online Black leadership skills course.

Social media

Follow @BHMUK and #BlackHistoryMonth on Twitter and BlackHistoryMonthUK on Facebook for the latest events and information.