Black History Month is an opportunity to draw attention to the historical and current experiences, lives and achievements of black people worldwide.
It allows us all to celebrate often overlooked contributions made by black people historically and currently, and to understand struggles and inequalities that impact on black people in Britain and worldwide, now and in the past.
We have highlighted some of the many stories that we hope will raise awareness of black lives and history, that promote the positive contributions to British society by black people, and which we hope will impact on perceptions of ethnic identity in a positive way.
You may already be aware of some of these stories and some may be new to you. This is the point of Black History Month, it gives us an opportunity to celebrate those we know about and to find out more about those we know little about.
Find out more on our Black History Month page.