ABOUT BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Black History Month happens every October within the UK. The event originated in the USA, by Carter G Woodson in 1926. The event takes place in February over in the USA but when it expanded to the UK the month became October.
The month recognises the history of African and Caribbean heritage, and its importance in British History. It’s a month to celebrate the pioneers who have contributed to history, by recognising their achievements and legacies.
The Hullfire is recognising some of these figures this month, with a range of articles celebrating abolitionists to actors.