Black History Month 2021 has been celebrated in style with many local groups organising events and celebrations to mark this special month.
This October, Sutton College has offered various events to celebrate Black History Month alongside partners at the London Borough of Sutton and other local organisations.
These have included opportunities to listen to the Soundscape streaming episode of ‘Seed Of The Fruit’, Shortcuts (BBC Radio 4) and watching a short film made by Redbridge Museum &Heritage Centre exploring the memories and experiences of the Windrush generation.
There is also a free online talk by Ancestry Talks at 7pm on Thursday 21 October where Paul Crooks will provide insight into the roots of colorism, going back over 200 years which can be accessed HERE.
Our tutors have been involved too with History Club tutor, Ellen, running a special session exploring the life and work of Black Abolitionists living in Britain during the campaigns to end the slave trade.
Around the College and in the main walkway there are displays featuring key figures from Black History and at the main site in Sutton, there is the opportunity for people to leave notes letting everyone know what Black History Month means to them.
Other events and information organised by SACCO (Sutton African & Caribbean Cultural Organisation) and Sutton Heritage can be found HERE.