Black History Month has been associated and celebrated in the month of October since the early 70s.
However, this year marks a more special occasion as it is the 70th anniversary of the Windrush generation, which were the people between 1948- 1971 that were invited to live in the UK.
Here in Southampton, at Solent University, celebrations have already begun, with the Heroes to Heroes exhibit starting today.
The photography event is just one of many events during the month, as well as other events such as live music performances and guests speakers.
Southampton-based Race and Diversity consultant Don John spoke to us earlier about what today’s exhibit offered and also spoke about this month plans and also the message that Black History Month conveys.
In nine days, Solent will be the venue of of a new showcase called “An Exploration of Afro-Futurism” exhibition, featuring the work of three UK artists who are exploring art through a black cultural lens. Following that, On Thursday 25 October 2018 at 7pm, the Gallery will host a panel discussion to the theme of “What Afrofuturism means to the city of Southampton”.