Last updated: 25 October 2023

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Black History Month 2023

How the London Borough of Waltham Forest is celebrating Black History Month 2023

Following on from the success of Windrush’s 75th anniversary earlier this year and Black History Month 2022 in Waltham Forest, the Council is again joining forces with its vast network of community partners to deliver a jam-packed programme of events and activities across the borough this October in celebration of our black community. 

This year’s theme of ‘Saluting Our Sisters’ emphasises the vital role of black women in shaping history, inspiring change and building black communities.  

Waltham Forest’s Black History Month programme promises the very best in performances, film screenings, exhibits, creative workshops and much more, placing local community groups, museums, libraries and local schools at the very heart of operations. 

Celebrated in the UK since 1987, Black History Month is an annual celebration that acknowledges the contributions, achievements, and history of Black African and Afro-Caribbean people around the world. From the merchant history of the 16th and 17th centuries, to post-war migration from the Caribbean and the advent of modern multiracial society, the black community has played a vibrant and vital role in shaping life in Waltham Forest and beyond. 

Black history is our history.