Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognising the central role of black people in history.
October is Black History Month in the UK, an event that has been celebrated nationwide for more than 30 years.
The month was originally founded to recognise the contributions that people of African and Caribbean backgrounds have made to the UK over many generations.
Now, Black History Month has expanded to include the history of not just African and Caribbean people but black people in general.
More information about Black History Month can be found here: