Black History Month takes place in October every year and celebrates the contributions of black people to British society. It promotes understanding of black cultural history and legacy as well as encouraging black people in Britain to take pride in their heritage.
Black History Month has its origins in Carter G. Woodson’s establishment of a celebration of African-American achievements in 1926. Woodson chose the month of February to highlight the contributions of African-Americans to US society, and Black History Month is still celebrated annually in that month in the United States today.
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