Celebrate Black History Month at home in Kettering

Published: Monday, 5th October 2020

October is Black History Month in the UK, the annual celebration that challenges racism and remembers the history, achievements, and contributions of black people.

This year, Kettering Museum and Art Gallery invites you to join in with our online Black History Month commemorations from the comfort of your own home.

Head to www.thisiskettering.com/blackhistorymonth to discover Kettering’s fascinating Black History.

Keep an eye on Kettering Museum and Art Gallery’s social media channels for ways you can get involved and to view a host of the town’s Black History stories, including on how Kettering was once the site of a Roman Town, William Knibb, WWII and more throughout the month. Follow us:

Rochelle Mathieson, Head of Commercial Development at Kettering Borough Council, said: “Black History Month allows us to reflect on, and, celebrate the incredible works and writings of black people, providing an opportunity to listen to the many voices that makes our history unique. From Kettering’s involvement in the anti-slavery movement to how the town saw hundreds of servicemen during WWII, Kettering Museum and Art Gallery have put together an impressive range of information to commemorate our history, with a local focus that will educate and inspire readers.”

Cllr Scott Edwards, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community & Leisure, said: “Black History Month was first launched in the 1980’s, and is a hugely significant celebration that we are delighted to be commemorating on www.thisiskettering.com/blackhistorymonth Make sure to get involved and learn more about Kettering’s Black History.”

Note to Editor

To find out more on Black History Month, visit the official website: www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk