Black History Month – an international annual month, celebrating, recognising and valuing the inspirational individuals and events from within the BME communities.
During Black History Month, we remember and celebrate the important people from the past and also who contribute to and help our society today.
First celebrated in the UK in 1987, Black History Month in the UK is marked annually during the month of October and in the USA during the month of February, with important reference to the black society.
Black History Month UK went from receiving a kind-hearted response to being a national celebration to BHM UK individuals, shaping history as it stands today.
Black and minority ethnic people have lived in Britain for centuries - although their circumstances have varied greatly. Some have been enslaved and exploited, while others have enjoyed privilege and status. Let us know what you are doing for Black History month.
We are running a poetry competition to explore attitudes and conditions BME people have encountered over the years and more recently. You may also want to write about:
Whatever you decide to write about we would like you to encourage your learners/staff to write a poem for our Black History Month competition.
Black History Month Poetry Competition Rules.
Please read these rules thoroughly before entering the competition.
Winners will be contacted by email in October 2017 and winning poems will be published in the October 2017 issue of the Equality Review, our quarterly Newsletter.
Copyright of each poem remains with the author, but EDUK has the unrestricted right to publish the winning poems in its publications and on its website, plus unrestricted rights to use the winning poems and any related material for PR purposes.
To enter, please click here
Black History Month 2017 Poetry Competition