What's On for Black History Month 2020

Check out our Calendar - we'll update with interesting BHM events as we find out about them. If you have an event to share please email our Chair Clinton Smith clinton@prestonblackhistorygroup.org.uk and we'll get it uploaded as soon as we can. Have a great BHM 2020!


We've added some more events on our NEWS page and here's a link to a fun Black History Month Advent Calendar https://ourhistoryissharedhistory.com/#


No 'Black to the Future' this year but tune in to Radio Lancashire's Black History Month series instead.

Due to the current extra measures to keep Prestonians safe from the Covid 19 pandemic PBHG will not be able to hold our annual ‘Black to the Future’ event at the beginning of Black History Month. We’ll miss the opportunity to share some of the achievements and charismatic figures from our community to a wider audience. It’s been an enlightening experience annually since 2014 and we’ve heard some truly brilliant and varied stories.

We’ve been working on safer alternatives – the most exciting is that PBHG and Radio Lancashire will be presenting a series of radio features exploring the historic Black presence in Lancashire. There are some fascinating stories – you’ll be amazed!

 PBHG Chair, Clinton Smith explores the story of Sambo's Grave, Sunderland Point near Lancaster with Prof Alan Rice from UCLan and Paul O'Gorman from Radio Lancashire. Photo: Tony Maiden

Details will be posted here and on our calendar and we’ll share photos taken by our resident photographer, Tony Maiden, and Radio Lancashire’s photographer too.


Display of notable and interesting Local, National and International figures of African Heritage for Black History Month.

The Larder on Lancaster Rd, Preston have very kindly given us the use of their street facing windows for Black History Month, October 2020. We’re taking the opportunity to share with you some more stories of individuals you may think you know – but you might be surprised by some of the details of people’s lives.

You can view the display from outside the Larder so it's safe for everyone.


We have suspended our regular monthly meetings until its safe to meet up again in person - stay safe everyone and look after your loved ones.


Our trips, social, and educational visits are on hold until further notice please contact PBHG chair Clinton Smith for info:


What's Happening

Our regular monthly meetings are on hold until further notice.  Let’s hope its not too long before we can resume normal meetings.

Regular meetings are usually scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month at 6.30pm,  Jalgos Sports and Social Club, Rose St, Preston. When we start again they will be on our calendar and Facebook page. Here’s to a safe and healthy 2020


When the current health crisis is over PBHG will begin again working on an interesting programme of events throughout the year - watch this space.


In 1924 Carter G. Woodson founded what would become African (Black) History Month to educate the world about Africa and its contributions to human history. The Preston Black History Group was set up in 2002 (and incorporated in 2011) to research, celebrate and find ways to collect local and regional black history. We produce a range of activities for Black History Month and throughout the year. We develop ideas with groups and organisations to share our history and culture. We want to find out more so we can work to educate and inspire our families, community, future generations and ourselves.    

Preston Black History Group works to:

  • Highlight the achievements of people of African descent
  • Motivate community and social development
  • Promote confidence in social enterprise
  • Share our histories with the wider community.