The celebration of Black History Month provides an opportunity to focus awareness on the events of history and identify the lessons that can be learned.
Black History Month
Black History Month has been celebrated across the UK for over 30 years, each year growing from strength to strength.
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.
Woodson chose the second week of February because it marked the birthdays of two Americans who influenced the lives and social conditions of African Americans: former president Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist Fredrick Douglass.
Black History Month is celebrated in the month of February, while here in UK it is held in the month of October.
In Peterborough Black History Month has been celebrated for many years. Last year 2013 the Black History Month Committee was formed by 5 locals who saw the need to continue creating the awareness and Promote knowledge of the Black History, Cultural and Heritage.
We are looking for sponsorship from individuals and businesses in Peterborough to continue promoting the Black heritage and Black achievements and in particular to celebrate Diversity to promote equality in our community and work places.
Collectively we will embrace our differences, learn from each other and make Peterborough a better place to live.
To effect positive change and development through research, education, empowerment, advocacy and outreach projects as well as to promote community cohesion and integration, celebrate diversity, interpret and disseminate information about Black life history and culture to the global community and to work with different service providers in the community.
Recognise significant contributions to society made by people with Black Heritage and their history is integral to mainstream narratives.
Disseminate information on positive Black contributions to British Society
Heighten the confidence and awareness of Black people to their cultural heritage.
To continue to promote equality for all nationalities and share one platform to celebrate our skills and talents.
Black History Month began as “Negro History Week,” which was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher. Carter G. Woodson was also known as the father of Black History Month.
The purpose of Black History Month is to remember both the important people of African descent and the important events in Black history. Learn more
Work in the best interest of the whole community we live in.
Remain fair in judgement and decision making.
Not operate to further the interests of any political party.
Be professional, fair and diplomatic in all our operations.
Uphold and work within the constitution of BHM Peterborough
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Celebrate the heritage, history, arts, culture and accomplishments of people across the African and African Caribbean Diaspora.