Read Surrey History Centre’s ‘Marvels of the Month’ features for the current and previous Black History Months at https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/culture-and-leisure/history-centre/marvels.
Black History Month is held every October to promote knowledge of Black history, culture and heritage, see their website http://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/.
It is an opportunity for Surrey History Centre to celebrate the community’s contribution to all aspects of life in Britain and reveal some little known stories from the library and archive collections.
If you are researching the Black community in Surrey, or tracing Black family history, Surrey History Centre can help identify key sources and books, including some which are held at the Centre.
Surrey History Centre has produced:
• A Black History Month bibliography (downloadable as a pdf document ) and
The Exploring Surrey’s Past website also contains further information on Surrey’s diverse communities, use the search box at the top of the page to explore the site.
If you have stories or material relating to the Black community in Surrey, Surrey History Centre would love to hear from you; email [email protected] or call 01483 518737.