Just a cross-posting from our History friends..
Originally posted on History at the University of Gloucestershire:
This year, we’re opening out our annual History competition to everyone – not just University of Gloucestershire History students! To coincide with Black History Month, we’re asking people to nominate individuals in any or all of the following three categories: ‘Unheard Voices in Black History’, ‘Creating New Black Icons’ and ‘Celebrating Local Black Heroes’.
Black History Month takes place every October across the United Kingdom, USA and Canada. Its purpose is to celebrate, commemorate and raise awareness of the history of African diaspora. First celebrated in the UK in 1987, it has since become an annual opportunity to discuss African histories of all kinds – and to ensure the debate, discussion and attention is not restricted only to each October.
At the University of Gloucestershire, we try to do our bit. Last year, for example, we took part in the events organised by the Cheltenham West End Partnership, and along with the Gloucestershire Historical…
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