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Celebrating BAME community successes

This pages focusses on Black British history, sharing with you some of the fantastic contributions that Black Britons have made locally and nationally.

BHM is held to highlight and celebrate the achievements and contributions of the black community in the UK. Throughout history, black people have made huge contributions to society in the fields of art, music, science, literature, medicine, transport and many more areas.


Black History Month takes place every October. You can use this collection of resources to explore black history, heritage, culture and achievements with your class.

Below you will find content suitable for use with both primary and secondary school pupils. Each resource is accompanied by teacher notes to aid classroom use.

You can also read this article by Josiah Isles, an assistant headteacher who has written about his experiences within the education system as a black teacher in the UK.

Researching BAME History in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Archives has a research guide, which provides a list of all the resources held by the Archives that are relevant to BAME people in Gloucestershire, and to their ancestral countries.

Gloucester History Festival have put together a collection of videos, talks and an interactive map, curated for Black History Month, to celebrate the important part Black History plays in Gloucester’s past and present.

Page updated: 24/09/2021 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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