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Black History Month

"If you're going To Live, Leave A Legacy.
Make A Mark On The World That Can't Be Erased."
- Maya Angelou.

Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. Black History Month received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed in Ireland, and the United Kingdom. It began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated in February in the United States and Canada, while in Ireland, and the United Kingdom it is observed in October.

Unity in the Community celebration of BHM, is centred around the contributions of Black Voices, Iconic Figures in History and the Windrush Generation in the United Kingdom. The contributions in the arts, history, education, music and science, have influenced the world and built the society that we live in today, shaping modern society as we know it.

We marvel at the step our forefathers made crossing the Atlantic during the slave trade in barbaric circumstances. And still showing the resilience to build the modern world as we know it today. In combination with this, in the United Kingdom the Windrush Generation left an undeniable footprint on England today. Building the country after World War 2 and other economic factors affecting Great Britain.

Unity in the Community proudly celebrates blackness in all forms and all aspects, celebrating our diversity, contributions to society and our on-going struggle for social justice, economic empowerment and equality.


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