2021: our 10th anniversary year.

Check out our Calendar - we'll update with interesting events as we plan them and 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.

We're adding more events through-out the year on our NEWS page.

St Vincent Relief Drive: May 2021

PBHG Chair has been active in spearheading the St Vincent Relief Drive in Preston with other community groups, collecting essential supplies at Jalgos Sports and Social Club. The supplies will be taken to Liverpool for transport to St Vincent ASAP to alleviate the hardships caused to the 16,000 people who have had to flee their ash-covered communities after the eruption of the La Soufriere volcano in early April.

Memorial to Zong: until Sep 2021

Lubaina Himid’s fantastic exhibition, Memorial to Zong, is currently at the Lancaster Maritime Museum. Turner Prize Winner, Professor Lubaina Himid’s exhibition is a powerful re-interpretation of the history and brutality of the slave trade and remembers the Zong Massacre.

Professor Alan Rice, together with the team at the museum and a variety of contributors, has developed a virtual exhibition which is now available online at https://visitlancaster.org.uk/whats-on/memorial-to-zong/

Lots going on in the background

Plans are afoot to celebrate our anniversary in style. Watch this space

Wisdom Shared Trail at the Harris, Preston: October 2020 and ongoing

We’ve been working with the Harris in Preston on an art project that brings the voices of our group members into the Museum in seven installations through-out the building. Here's a link to Joseph and Bernie talking about the 'Wisdom Shared Trail' https://www.theharris.org.uk/product/preston-black-history-group-wisdom-shared-trail/

In the artworks our group members words are in conversation with the Harris collections, the building and the City of Preston through the gallery windows. The Harris have changed their labels in the displays about 'Cotton' and ceramics to widen the narratives and to include references to the cotton and sugar trades and the enslaved people whose contribution has been left out until now.

The Harris will be open to the public soon so you can visit our trail. Here's a preview.

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:
Clinton Smith clinton@prestonblackhistorygroup.org.uk

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
  • Share our histories with the wider community.
  • Motivate community and social development
  • Promote confidence in social enterprise