Black History Month originated in the United States but is now an important part of the UK’s cultural calendar.
Black History Month is designed to recognise history, experiences and accomplishments of black people. In 1976, the President of the United States officially designated February as Black History Month. The annual celebration of achievements by black people is also held in Canada and here in the United Kingdom in October.
Locally our focus is on African people within Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas. In October 2017 GOF MK organised an event where African people from the Police, NHS, Education, Music and Politics were invited to give accounts of their journeys with the aim of inspiring young people. We hope to arrange an array of activities each year.