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The history, controversy and success of Black History Month in the UK

Black History Month is an annual celebration of influential and successful Black people throughout history. This observance originated from Negro History Week in 1920s USA and now takes place for the month of October in the UK and February in the USA. Each year focuses on a specific theme; this year was African-Americans and the […]

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This week in history: 30th November Rosa Parks refuses to sit at the back of the bus

Taking a look back in the history books of this week in 1955, an initially insignificant event took place which ended up serving as a watershed moment in the history of the American civil rights movement. 1950s America was fraught with entrenched racial divisions which took the form of segregation in many places. This was […]