Black History Month was kicked off this year with a launch event at the Arena Theatre on Wulfruna Street. Hosted by the University of Wolverhampton.

The event saw a number of talks and performances by prominent figures within the black community, including Jaki Graham, a singer who found success in the 80s and who now holds the title of Pro-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton.

There are many events going on this month, including:

  • Black History Month at the Library - Monday 2nd  until Tuesday 31st October 2017
  • Black Art Collection - 16th September - 19th November 2017
  • Successful Black Britons Conference - Saturday 7th October 2017
  • Hidden Figures - Tuesday 10th October 2017

and many more! For more events, dates and information visit:

Black History Month is about learning, honouring, and celebrating the achievements of black men and women throughout history, and the roles and contributions black people have made in shaping the history of this country.

We spoke to our colleagues and partners to ask them what Black History means to them. You can read their full stories on our Black History month page.

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