In 1987, Linda Bellos and a couple of black British people came together to organised the first Black History Month in the UK. Linda in an interview with the Guardian last year said: ‘It was a political decision on my part to make it happen’.
Now, 25 years on, Linda, who is also an LGBT rights campaigner, and the rest have not only made it happened, they have given young black people in this country the power of history.
Many times white people ask me why do we need Black History Month? The same question is asked on the morality of LGBT History Month.