Black History Month at Barnet


This October marks the 34th Black History Month in the UK. Black History Month is a national month of awareness to educate people about the successes and achievements of people of African, Caribbean and South Asian heritage in our communities that are not usually recorded in the history books.

Black History Month

Black History Month

This year Barnet has several events on offer as part of Black History Month, which also recognises the diversity we have in our borough. October’s events vary from a virtual Black history themed walking tour, a live performance and a book club. All these events are free.

Barnet Libraries presents 'Cherry and Jerry' from The Ragged Blade band: Friday 15 October, from 6pm to 7pm; book here.

A History of Black British Civil Rights: a talk with acclaimed historian Tony Warner Tuesday 19 October, from 6.30pm to 8.15pm; book here.

One of our borough partners, the RAF Museum, is holding a workshop at the RAF Museum London site on Saturday 20 November time TBC, called ‘Freedom Fighters, Diverse Identities in the RAF,’ which looks into the lives of African, Caribbean, South Asian and Irish volunteers who served in the RAF despite being opposed to British rule in their home countries. Visit the RAF website for more information.

For more details about Black History Month events offered through Barnet libraries, visit this link.