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As #BlackHistoryMonth2021 comes to an end here's how we've marked this year's #ProudToBe theme including...

🔴Exclusives
🔵Opinion
📽Video

from @theipaper
🔴What is Black History Month

#BHM is a chance for black people to celebrate their heritage and culture with events taking place all over the country

❓In Britain the month runs throughout October

❓Events include exhibitions, poetry, talks, comedy shows, cuisine and more
This year the theme for #BHM is “Proud to Be”, which Black History Month UK magazine says is “inspired by the 2020 Black Lives Matter events”.

Here is everything you need to know about this year’s celebrations: inews.co.uk/news/black-his…
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🔴📽️As a running video series for this #BlackHistoryMonth2021, @theipaper has joined forces with @AvrilWalksTalks as we explore the Black History you can find on the streets of London

📍Nelson Mandela, Parliament Square🗺️(1/4)

#ProudToBe #BHM
@AvrilWalksTalks takes us to a plaque commemorating a black abolitionist who was the first black man to vote in Britain in 1774🗺️(2/4)

📍 Ignatius Sancho, King Charles Street
🔴Here you can see a plaque commemorating the Slavery Emancipation Act, passed in 1834

🔴The plaque also indicates there was once a monument here called the Buxton Memorial Fountain

Join us this #BHM with @AvrilWalksTalks🗺️(3/4)

📍 Parliament Square and Victoria Tower Gardens
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Its #BlackHistoryMonth #BHM

In the 1970s in Pittsburgh,
there was an important development relevant to both Black History & Paramedic History,
back then it was unusual for any care to be given en route to hospital, with most ambulances simply acting to transport patients,
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But the Freedom House Ambulance was bucking this trend,
They were crewing their ambulances with Emergency Medical Technicians,
Trained in life saving interventions and techniques...
2/8
#BlackHistoryMonth2021
freedomhousedoc.com/main_page.html
Not only that,
Freedom House was recruiting from Pittsburgh's inner-city neighbourhoods,
staffing all their vehicles with African-American EMTs, many from disadvantaged background, many lacking a High School Diploma...
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#BlackHistoryMonth #BHM2021
99percentinvisible.org/episode/freedo…
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We are sick to death of reboots.

So in honour of #BlackHistoryMonth2021 @aliciaadejobi took a look at which Black British Icons deserve their own TV show.

@NetflixUK are you listening?

metro.co.uk/2021/10/04/bla…
QUEEN CHARLOTTE 👑

Bridgerton was a smash, so let's extend our love of regency romance with our very own Queen Charlotte?

It’s said that Charlotte was a direct descendent of a Black branch of the Portuguese royals, with claims that her complextion was lightened in portraits,
Who would you like to see play Queen Charlotte?
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In 1626 the Cape Verdean woman Clara Dirks married Anthony Manuel van Malacken (Malacca). #blackhistorymonth #day21 #mixedmarriages
In January 1910, Marcus Johnson, with his wife and three children, James Liwes, John Johson and Abi Williams were photographed in #Amsterdam, they came from Sierra Leone. #blackhistorymonth #day22 #identification
In 1700 Frans Martijn, a sailor from Angola, boarded in 1700 as cook on the East Indiaman 'De Generale Vreede'. #blackhistorymonth #day23
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Our country is defined by a struggle to make its foundational moral witness more authentic by building a more perfect union that includes us all. That story and struggle cannot be told completely without reference to people of African descent. #BlackHistoryMonth2021 (1/5)
Dr. King, & those brave men and women who worked & marched alongside him, weren’t just fighting to improve the lives of Black Americans. They pushed every American to appeal to the better angels of their nature, and opened the door of possibility & promise for a new future.(2/5)
This history is not lost on me: today, a child of coastal Georgia serves as the 11th Black senator in our nation’s history, the first Black senator to represent Georgia, and the first Black Democratic senator to be elected in the South. (3/5)
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