October is Black History Month in the UK. Black History Month is an annual event dedicated to recognising and celebrating the contributions of those in the UK with African or Caribbean heritage.
Throughout October we will be running a number of activities and initiatives, so make sure to keep an eyes on our social media and other channels to stay up to date.
Edinburgh Black History Walking Tour (FREE)
Do you want to learn more about Black History in Edinburgh? Join us on a FREE walking tour across Edinburgh exploring the city’s deep links with Africa and the Caribbean over the past 500 years. The walk from the New Town to the Old Town will make you see Edinburgh's statues and buildings in a whole new way!
For more information about the tour and to sign up click here
Proud to Be
This year the BHM campaign is celebrating with the theme; Proud To Be. At ECSA we are always looking to find ways to celebrate the vast richness of diversity that our students bring. Therefore, throughout the month we are asking students to share;
a) what black history month means to you
b) what you are “PROUD TO BE”
You can share with us in the form below, please consider uploading a picture if you've got one. The campaign aims to make Black History Month 2021 more personal and unique to individuals, families and communities. The hope is that by focusing on stories from the here and now, we can celebrate the Black History being made everyday. These stories will be collected and shared (with permission) throughout the month.