We’ve been celebrating Black History Month at X1 Lettings.
Every week in October we’ve focused on a person or issue from Black history in the UK. Below you can find a roundup of the past few weeks.
A talented boxer whose achievements weren’t acknowledged due to racial discrimination. He later forged a political career and helped set up organisations to fight prejudice.
A visionary, activist and feminist icon. Claudia created the Notting Hill Carnival to lift spirits in black communities as a result of racially motivated violence in London.
The Windrush Generation
People who came from the Caribbean to the UK post WW2 have been unable to prove their right to stay in the country due to horrific government failings. They have consequently caused black families to be ripped apart.
A campaigner against systemic racism in the UK. Olive was a British Black Panther and created a network for Black women to engage in politics and fight for equality. Read more about these incredible people and ongoing issues here.
How to support
Although Black History Month is ending, our appreciation shouldn’t. There are many ways you can show support and solidarity beyond October. A brilliant way is to donate to charities who raise money for Black communities.
Black Minds Matter
A non-profit organisation that aims to empower communities to take charge of the change they want to see. They provide a safe space for young people to come together and share their experiences, as well as offering self-development opportunities.
UK Black Pride
An amazing grass-roots movement supporting and celebrating LGBTQ+ people of colour. Donations go towards community outreach and hardship funds as well as celebrations.