Black History Month

Read Surrey History Centre’s ‘Marvels of the Month’ features for the current and previous Black History Months at

Find out more about Surrey’s Black history on the News page.

Black History Month is held every October to promote knowledge of Black history, culture and heritage, see their website

Portrait photograph of John Springfield, c. 1880s (Ref/1714/1)

Portrait photograph of John Springfield, c. 1880s (Ref/1714/1)

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.

Find out more about Black History in Surrey.

Surrey History Centre has produced:

• A Black History Month bibliography (downloadable as a pdf document ) and

Tracing Black History at Surrey History Centre and read our Marvel of the Month guide to Black History sources.

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.

See Black History Month newsflashes on this website: 2016, 2015.

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