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Black History Month celebrated in the local area

Black History Month celebrated in the local area

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Black History Month Tooting

Black History Month is being celebrated across the local area with the following events and exhibitions. Do you have an event you’d like to add? Please email details to

Balham Library is showcasing books by brilliant black authors for teens and young adults and also has a book section dedicated to Black History Month.

St George’s Hospital will be be posting profiles of BAME staff members on their website to find out what the importance of the month means to them, beginning with midwife Adebola Aroboto.

St George’s University of London have launched their new campaign, Black and Beyond: Celebrating Black Excellence. This campaign is a student/staff collaboration prompted by their students. Find out more here.

Local historian Summerstown 182 has created an historic cycle ride around Tooting, especially devised for Black History Month. Participants can make a donation here towards another historic blue plaque to mark a forgotten piece of musical heritage right in the middle of Tooting! Details here

Wandsworth Council are running a programme of online events and activities, including a number of events in the borough’s libraries and online.

Business Launchpad will be celebrating their amazing young black men and women who they’re supporting to become successful entrepreneurs or leaders. See their Twitter for more details.


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