Black History Month: A Celebration Of The African Diaspora In Britain

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The 1st of October marks the start of Black History Month, a cultural celebration and remembrance for notable people and events in the history of the African diaspora.

A number of exhibitions, talks and gigs will take place across the country throughout October to highlight the lengthy and important contribution that the Black community have made to British life over the centuries.

From the dark days of slavery, through to mass immigration after the Second World War, to Black stars of the political, entertainment and sporting world in the present day, Black History Month will have something for you regardless of your background.

HuffPost presents a brief overview to whet your appetite...

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