October is designated nationally as Black History Month in the United Kingdom to relive, discuss and celebrate the contributions and achievements of people of black heritage to the United Kingdom and the world.
This is done because history has tended not to highlight the achievements of people of black heritage.
As we celebrate this month we are able to acknowlwdge the contributions of people of black heritage and bring their stories to the forefront of activity and learning.
This teaches young people that there are other voices and other stories byond what is predominantly featured in the mainstream.
The aim of this project is to showcase the films which have been produced on six professionals in Milton Keynes to ensure their stories are not forgotton. So that when history is written their names are mentioned. That way the future will see value in the presence of black people because they know they contributed to the development of this town.
History favours the victor, but there is always another side to the story. We must insist on the whole story and not settle for one story.
Some of the people making a difference in our Milton Keynes community
Milton Keynes Council
Secklow Sounds Radio
Friends of the Caribbean
To celebrate people of black heritage for their contribution to history.
To tell the stories that are ignored. To hear the voices that have been silenced. To look into the faces of the past to define the future.
Tina Latifah Jones, Founder
HIV/AIDS Charity, STaSS
Global Outreach Foundation
MK Melting Pot
Noble Women, MK
'History through our own eyes'
Retelling history which is inclusive and empowering makes us all human. Let's start today.