Get Involved

As a way of getting involved you can show the films to your students or community groups. 

Discuss the stories. 

Contact us to arrange a visit by one of the featured personalities to your school.

You can also contact us or any of the event organisers to attend their events over the course of Black History Month.

Get involved in creating a more inclusive history and environment for your students. 

Michaela Coel appeared in the Channel 4 drama Top Boy and had leading roles at the National Theatre, including the award-nominated Home and the critically acclaimed Medea at the Olivier Theatre.

Her TV series,  Chewing Gum started on  E4 in October 2015. Her performance earned her the British Academy Television Award for Best Female Comedy Performance in 2016; she also won a BAFTA for Breakthrough Talent for writing the show. Chewing Gum received overwhelmingly positive reviews.

In 2018 Coel starred in Black Earth Rising, a co-production between BBC Two and Netflix, where she played Kate, the main character.

Elected as the Omanhene (Chief/ruler) of Akyem Abuakwa, a town in Ghana in 1912, he became the second African member of the legislative council set up by the British to govern Ghana.

In 1972, Nana Ofori-Atta was knighted and honored as a Knight of the British Empire (KBE) for his his role in government and serice to the Gold Coast (Ghana's name at that time). He was thereafter known as Sir Nana Ofori-Atta. 

Black History Month 2019
Milton Keynes

The films on this site were produced by Junior Filmmakers with students from Milton Keynes College and funded by the heritage Lottery Fund.

The website was produced by Local Media Initiatives CIC and funded by Milton Keynes Council.


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