Black History Month Fact’s – Fact 2

Black History Month Facts - Fact 2

Amiyah Darden

Black History Month isnt always celebrated in February.

 

Some countries, such as Ireland and the United Kingdom, celebrate it in October. Black History Month in the United Kingdom was first celebrated in October 1987. It was the year that the Organization of African Unity had its 25th anniversary, the Carribean emancipation had its 150th aniversary and many other things. The only reason Black History Month is celebrated in October versus February is because of the travel of British history and traditions rooted from African life and culture.

The British were known for taking salt, gold and ivory from Africa. It is also said that the British played a huge role in Transatlantic Slave Trades in West Africa. Transatlantic Slave Trade is the act of transporting 10-12 million enslaved Africans across the atlantic ocean, from Africa to the Americas. This took place from the 16th – 19th century.

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