2016 - September to October

October has arrived and with it Black History Month 2016. Black History Month has always been the centrepiece of what we do at the Sutton Black History Group. Black History Month is, at its core, a chance for us to celebrate the lives and achievements of people whose remarkable stories often go overlooked. And while it is always noble to celebrate the achievements of remarkable black people of the past and present, it is important to ensure that an effort is made to tell the stories of as wide a range of figures, to give true scope to the depth and vibrancy of black history. That is why with this Black History Month Special Edition we hope to provide our readers with an exploration of black history figures you may not be so familiar with.