Posted on behalf of Stoke-on-Trent City Council:

October is Black History Month

The City Council is looking forward to celebrating Black History Month throughout October alongside members of our communities.

Black History Month was first observed in the UK in October 1987, with an event in London to celebrate the contributions of black people throughout history. It aims to celebrate black history, heritage and culture and the individuals that have contributed to them.

Black histories are a key part of both our national history and the story of Stoke-on-Trent. Today, Stoke-on-Trent is a proudly diverse city and Black History Month celebrates that diversity and the contribution of black people and communities to our local history.

We would like to support all our community and faith organisations who are organising events by helping to promote what is happening around the city.  If you are running an event in the city to celebrate Black History Month, please tell us by emailing [email protected] and we will add it to our calendar of events.

Please include the following details in your email: