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Black History Month 

Find out about Black History Month 2023 at Become

Black History Month 2023

During Black History Month, we will be amplifying the important organisations, resources, and stories that celebrate and support Black young people.

Black History 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 2023, particularly those with care experience.

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

If you have a book, blog, podcast, video or another resource you think should be listed, please email in.


What to read

2023 Black History Month School Pack (including posters & lesson plans)

Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire

Maybe I Don’t Belong Here by David Harewood

Black Cultural Archives

Acknowledging the role of kinship care on Windrush Day

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

Spirits of The Written Word – Lemn Sissay

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

Betty Campbell: Statue of Welsh Black heroine to be unveiled

That Reminds Me by Derek Owusu

Black mental health matters

Black LGBTQ+ organisations you should know about

What to watch

White Nanny Black Child

Poet Lemn Sissay on growing up in the care system, racism and finding his Ethiopian family

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

Replenish Culture – @replenish_culture


David Olusoga, Historian – @DavidOlusoga

Lemn Sissay, Poet – @LemnSissay

Malorie Blackman, Author – @MalorieBlackman


26 October: Black Care 23: ‘What comes next?’ with Ty’rone Haughton + Panel Discussion

27 October: Black Care Poetry Club with Headliner Lemn Sissay