Celebrating Black History Month

"Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: the potential for greatness lives within each of us"

Wilma Rudolph

October is Black History Month. It’s a chance to celebrate and remember the achievements of Black people throughout history, and think about how they’ve impacted your life today.

This year has been difficult for lots of young people. But no matter what’s been happening in your life, Childline is here to support you. There are still lots of ways to celebrate this month:

  • find out more about important moments or people in Black history
  • share what Black History Month means to you and highlight Black people you find inspirational on our message boards
  • arrange a celebration with your friends over video chat, or in person if you can
  • talk about the difficulties you’ve had as a Black person, or what you’d like to change in the future.

History matters for everyone. But sometimes important people can be lost or forgotten. When you’re thinking about Black History Month, it can help to remember, all lives can’t matter until black lives matter.

We know that it’s not always easy to celebrate history if things are feeling difficult. Remember, if you ever need support, Childline is here for you.

Updated: 1st October, 2020