October is the Black History Month in Scotland. The first co-ordinated programme for Black History Month in Scotland was launched in Glasgow in 2001. The motivation for this month came from the anti-racist movement. As much as it is a celebration, it is an opportunity to bring into sharp relief the various strands of suffering, humiliation, exploitation and denigration of African, Caribbean and Asian people. Black History Month is also about solidarity and the building of allies in relation to shared and common experiences of racism in Scotland.
More than 80 events will be held in different venues. For the full programme and more information please visit here.