KCLSU is proud to celebrate Black History Month, an annual observance during the month of October that recognises the tremendous contributions of the Black community in the United Kingdom as well as drawing attention to injustices that are still present.
Black History Month was first celebrated in the United States in 1970, and was received positively by many in the Black community. The movement has since developed branches in other countries, and was commemorated for the first time in the United Kingdom in 1987.
This year’s theme for the month is ‘Proud To Be’, which asks Black people in the UK to share what they are proud to be and what aspects of their identity bring them joy. The Black History Month UK magazine hopes that by giving Black individuals a platform to celebrate their heritage and pride, we will be able to see a fuller picture of what it means to be Black in the UK.
Here at KCLSU, we will be celebrating Black History Month with events and initiatives that focus on what the Black community is ‘Proud to be’. Stay tuned for what we have planned this month to invite the King’s community to reflect, celebrate, and learn with us.