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Aberdeen University ready to celebrate Black History Month throughout October

Aberdeen University.
Aberdeen University.

Aberdeen University have announced that a diverse programme of events will be put on this year in celebration of Black History Month.

The annual celebration runs the length of October, is observed across the globe and continues to inspire new generations of people.

It originated in America under the stewardship of historian Cater G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of African Life and History in 1926.

The University has put on schedule of events throughout the month, with highlights including young poet Jayda David leading a workshop on a multitude of themes.

Critically acclaimed Zimbabwean author Tendai Huchu will also attend.

Annie Wilson, President of the University’s BAME Forum said: “Black History Month is a crucial time to educate and inform non-Black British people on the many rich cultures that encompass Blackness.

“The events and content that we will be delivering will showcase this. We hope that others will do their part by sharing, donating where possible and supporting Black businesses.”

Professor George Boyne, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen added: “Black History Month provides an important platform to celebrate the extraordinary contributions that Black people have made to both our University and the wider world.

“The diversity of our community is what makes the University the wonderful institution that it is today.

We are delighted to be able to welcome virtually so many new and engaging voices to our celebrations which have been co-created by our student and staff communities.”

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