Black History Month

detail of sculpture featuring hundreds of small figures of enslaved African people

Detail from 'Their Spirits Gone Before Them' by Laura Facey

Black History Month is an annual national celebration, with events taking place across the UK throughout October. It aims to spread awareness of and pride in Black contributions to British society, and to foster an understanding of Black history in general.

The events programme for 2015 will be available soon.

Explore the history of Liverpool's Black community

The nearby Museum of Liverpool has a free trail exploring Liverpool's Black community. Pick up a copy from the Museum of Liverpool welcome desk, or download it here:

See highlights from previous years' Black History Months.