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Black History Month

October 2017

With Junior Douglas and Cllr Jimi Adefiranye

I was delighted to launch Black History month at Depford Lounge.

Lewisham's Black History month runs every October and brings together a series of events that celebrate the culture. history and achievements of black and ethnic minority communities.

There is an exhibition from the 10 to 22 October at Lewisham Library of photographs telling the stories of black people living and working in Britain during the decades following the birth of photography in 1839.

The photos tell the stories of a diverse range of black people, including visiting performers, politicians, dignitaries, servicemen and women, royalty and missionaries and many as yet unidentified individuals, for the local community to explore.