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Black History Month

1 October

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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of October, repeating indefinitely

Mary Seacole statue at St Thomas' Hospital, London, image by By OwenBlacker (Own work) [CC0] via Wikimedia Commons

1-31 October every year: Celebrating black history and the contributions of black people worldwide.

To find teaching resources on the Global Dimension database to support Black History Month in your school, browse through the ones listed under the ‘Black history’ topic.

The following websites may also be useful

» www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk 
Official website for Black History Month celebrating 30 years anniversary in 2017.

» www.truetube.co.uk/event/black-history-month
TrueTube has secondary resources (ages 11-16) including an assembly script, lesson plan and lots of film clips.

» www.guardian.co.uk/uk/interactive/2008/oct/13/black-history-month-timeline
The Guardian’s timeline follows black history over the past 2,000 years and brings together key articles from the Guardian’s archive.

» www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra/blackhistory/
From BBC Radio 1 Xtra, this brings a great selection of audio and video into the black history mix.

» www.blackhistory4schools.com
This website is about black history in Britain during five key periods, from the tudors to the twentieth century, and includes lesson plans, photographs, Powerpoint presentations and other source material.

» www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathways/blackhistory
This website, from the National Archives, is about Asian and black history from 1500 to 1850, and includes a variety of essays about black history and two ‘virtual tours’. The site is ideal for secondary History teaching.

The picture on this page is of a statue of Mary Seacole outside St Thomas’ Hospital, London, by OwenBlacker (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons.


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