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Why I Won’t Be Celebrating Black History Month In Its Current Form – And Why You Shouldn’t Either

By Lavinya Stennett

Put down the history books that fixate on the legacy of slavery and realign your focus to a reality where you can see the ever-present faces that illuminate Black history, a journey of adaptability, endurance and ingenuity.

We are history, we are the faces of Black Britain. We are intimately connected with the time frame of today, the fabric, also the seamstress – tying the ends of British society together, yet so forgotten. Despite attempts to omit from our national psyche and cultural learning, the memory that runs in direct opposition to the romantic version of the British Empire – Black Britain is alive and are situated in British history. These realities are bound up in a shifting nexus of the continual de-humanising of Africans and the African diaspora.

In October, the month that is formally recognised as the UK’s Black History Month, exists a major defunct that send all learning of and appreciation for Black British people into a distant, elusive black hole.
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