Black History Month Speakers

Black History Month, commencing on the 1st of October annually, stands as a vital cultural observance honouring the myriad contributions of Black heritage individuals to society. Initiated in the UK in the 1980s by Akyaaba Addai Sebo, this month-long event celebrates achievements and pivotal moments throughout Black history - fostering education and promoting racial equality. Our expert Black History Month guest speakers are hired to celebrate at BHM events, sharing their personal experiences and emotive stories.

Hire A Passionate Black History Month Speakers For BHM Events

Black History Month, observed every October in the UK and every February in the US, is a crucial period for recognising and celebrating the significant impact of African and Caribbean heritage throughout history. Despite centuries of contribution, the narratives and achievements of these communities have frequently been marginalised. The increased focus on the Windrush generation and the Black Lives Matter movement underscores the importance of this commemoration. With 109,843 racially motivated hate crimes continuing to happen in the UK, our inspirational BHM keynote speakers focus on racial equality and address complex layers of microaggressions and implicit biases. The celebration of Black History Month is essential in educating the public and fostering understanding of what has happened to people of Black heritage throughout history. If you are looking for a powerful Black History Month guest speaker to inspire action toward a more inclusive and equitable society, hire one of The Motivational Speakers Agency's official Black History Month speakers today!

Hiring a keynote speaker for Black History Month is invaluable. They provide profound insights and personal narratives that highlight the significance of the celebration, educate on racial discrimination and inspire societal change. Their presence at corporate and public Black History Month events generates powerful platforms that foster understanding and promote racial equality. 

When is Black History Month?

Black History Month is celebrated annually throughout the month of October in the UK and Europe. Black History Month in America and Canada is celebrated throughout the month of February.

What is the Theme of Black History Month 2024?

The theme of Black History Month 2024 is "African Americans and the Arts"

Why is Black History Month Celebrated?

Black History Month, initiated in the UK in 1987 by Ghanaian refugee Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, commemorates the rich history and contributions of black individuals. It also aims to challenge racial prejudices and highlight the often overlooked achievements of the communities - fostering deeper understanding and appreciation for Black heritage. With 29% of people from ethnic minority groups reporting racial discrimination in both education and employment, it is evident that events such as Black History Month continue to be vitally important in the race for a more inclusive and equal society. 

Source: The Guardian & BBC

How Can Black History Month be Celebrated?

Black History Month can be celebrated through a diverse array of events across the country, showcasing African and Caribbean cultures and histories. These include food festivals, music workshops, educational seminars and lectures. Incorporating keynote speakers specialising in Black history to seminars, lectures and conferences enhances the depth and impact of these celebrations.

Source: Inclusive Employers

Who are the Best Black History Month Speakers to Hire?

If you need guidance on who the top Black History Month speakers to hire are, take a look at The Motivational Speakers Agency's expert selection of the 10+ Powerful Black History Month Speakers - perfect to help you obliterate racial discrimination and truly celebrate Black history.

For a wider selection of Black History Month speakers, visit our sister organisation, The BAME Speakers Agency, and hire a powerful Black History Month speaker now!

If you need any advice or guidance, or if you have a question about any of the speakers on our website, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0207 0787 876 or send us a message via our online form.