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Black History Month

Black History MonthBlack History Month runs throughout the month of October.

It’s designed to celebrate the culture, history and achievements that Black African and Caribbean people have brought to our country.

The rich cultures and traditions of the Black community here in the Britain have for many years contributed to the diversity of our country and is a key part of what makes Britain so unique.

As a part of Black History Month a number of events are held across Barking and Dagenham.

Black History Month events leaflet 2019 (PDF, 197 KB)

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Barking and Dagenham is the proud home of many high-achieving black individuals. From sports to textile art, music to community building and empowerment - black residents have contributed hugely to our borough, as well as nationally and internationally.

The Black History Month Hall of Fame highlights and celebrates just a few of our residents’ achievements and accolades.

Black History Month - Hall of Fame (PDF, 3.6 MB)