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Black History Month 2021

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Nottinghamshire Police is proud to support Black History Month this October, and this year’s theme is “Proud to Be.”

What is Black History Month?

Black History Month is to be celebrated this year for the whole month of October 2021 in recognition of the global contributions and achievements of those from African or Caribbean heritage. It is also an opportunity for people to learn and understand the effects of racism on or society and how to challenge negative stereotypes.

The celebration of BHM has taken place in the UK for well over thirty years. With the acknowledgment of African or Caribbean achievements in society, which was recognised by the US government in 1976, and then officially later celebrated in the UK in 1987.

Whilst the US celebrate BHM in February, the UK celebrates in BHM in October and allows us to dedicate our own gratitude and recognition of achievements and contributions from our black communities across Britain and nationally.

Get involved

Nottinghamshire Police is working closely with our community links and partners on both internal and external events highlighting stories and celebrating achievements.

This October gives us that opportunity to share with you what Black History Month means and the purpose of celebrating and remembering this very special month.

Each week we will be updating this page with new resources and fun activities, including competitions and quizzes. Click on the buttons below to find out more.

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Nottinghamshire Police has a strong commitment to equality and diversity both within the organisation and in the service we provide. We aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve.