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Black History Month

Black History Month

Black History Month gives everyone the opportunity to share, celebrate and understand the impact of black heritage and culture.

People from African and Caribbean backgrounds have been a fundamental part of British history for centuries. Black History Month gives everyone the opportunity to share, celebrate and understand the impact of black heritage and culture.

More recently, greater attention has been paid to the importance of the Windrush Generation and the Black Lives Matter movement. In football, we have seen the Kick it Out campaign gather more support for the fight against racism in our sport.

During this month I hope we can all take the opportunity to recognise the contribution and achievements of those with African or Caribbean heritage. It's also an opportunity for people to learn more about the effects of racism and how to challenge negative stereotypes.

Below is a link to a recent interview with writer, actor and activist Benjamin Zephaniah. He explains his new-found love for the current England football team and his respect for the players for making a stand.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/sep/28/benjamin-zephaniah-footballers-have-a-voice-and-a-platform-they-arent-taking-injustice-any-more

For more information, see the Black History Month website and look out for an article in our programme for the match against Cheshunt.

Adam Thompson, Equalities and Diversity Officer


Published 6 days ago