Gravesham Borough Council supports Black History Month
Gravesham Borough Council is proud to be supporting Black History Month.
Black History Month takes place in October every year and is an annual commemoration of the history, achievements and contributions of black people in the UK.
People from many different backgrounds come together during the month to celebrate the positive role of black people in shaping our communities.
With social distancing restrictions, celebrations and activities will be a bit different this year but this is a chance to encourage everyone to educate themselves about black British history.
Here in Gravesham the African Community Forum will be holding a two hour virtual heritage festival, while the Black History Association Gravesham and Kent will be holding a virtual thanksgiving service and cultural awareness event on 25 October.
North Kent Caribbean Network with Kent Equality Cohesion Council will be holding virtual celebrations on 21 October.
All of the main TV channels are screening programmes throughout October celebrating the contributions of Black Britons.
The BBC schedule focuses on British Culture. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p070rtws
ITV has commissioned four shows to be screened throughout the month https://www.itv.com/presscentre/press-releases/itv-announces-plans-mark-black-history-month
Channel 4 has commissioned five shows https://www.channel4.com/press/news/five-commissions-channel-4-mark-black-history-month