Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of the achievements of Black individuals that takes place throughout the month of October in the United Kingdom.

UCLan’s Black History Month 2022 project: visual identity explained

In line with the Black History Month (BHM) 2022 theme focusing on changes with action, not words, our BHM 2022 visual identity focuses on activists rather than theorists. As well as on those whose actions and role modelling have made a real change to Black people.

Here at the University, we hold a programme of events lead by an incredible line-up of staff, students, alumni and external collaborators who shine a light on the untold stories and struggles throughout black history. 

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