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Black History Month 

Find out about Black History Month 2021 at Become

Black History Month 2021

This Black History Month, we are amplifying the important organisations, resources, and stories that celebrate and support Black young people.

This month is about uplifting stories, celebrating successes and highlighting the issues the Black community face, and what can be done to overcome them.

We want to share the mic with the crucial individuals and organisations that are championing Black voices in 2021, especially Black care-experienced voices.

That’s why we also asked the Become team to share the books, articles, videos, and individuals they think incapsulate Black History Month. You can find out what they said below.

What to read

Black mental health matters

The Black Care Experience – Stories

The Black Care Directory

‘I fostered 3 teenage boys when I was 25 years old – and now I think I will always foster’

How young black people in care made their voices heard

The experience of care for children and young people who are Black, Asian or part of other ethnic minorities

Black LGBTQ+ organisations you should know about

Black History Month 2020 – Drive Forward

Betty Campbell: Statue of Welsh black heroine to be unveiled

Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire

Meet 18 Care Leavers you should all know about

Black Cultural Archives

What to watch

Small Axe

Black and British: A Forgotten History

Sisters on Track

In Our Mothers’ Gardens

Enslaved with Samuel L Jackson

Who to follow

Groups and organisations

The Black Care Experience – @TheBlackCareExp

Black History Month UK – @BhmUK

Black Girls Book Club – @bg_bookclub

The Halo Code – @thehalocode

The Runnymede Trust – @RunnymedeTrust

UK Fully Focused – @UKfullyfocused


David Olusoga, Historian – @DavidOlusoga

Lemm Sissay, Poet – @lemmsissay

Malorie Blackman, Author – @malorieblackman


More resources

The Black Care Experience 2021 Report