Solihull Community Housing shows its support for celebration - The Solihull Observer

Solihull Community Housing shows its support for celebration

Solihull Editorial 1st Nov, 2020   0

SOLIHULL Community Housing (SCH) has been supporting Black History Month throughout October.

SCH has been busy celebrating this month by posting regularly on their social media platforms, highlighting some of the key people who have helped to shape black history for centuries.

These include Mary Jane Seacole who set up the ‘British Hotel’ during the Crimean War in the 1850s to West Midlands comedian Lenny Henry who co-founded the charity Comic Relief.

SCH chief executive Fiona Hughes said: “Solihull Community Housing prides itself on being an inclusive company committed to calling out racism in any form.

“We hope our staff and customers have enjoyed learning more about the invaluable part black people have played in advancing our society.

“We will continue to support the importance of the Black History Month campaign each year.”

Black History Month has been celebrated nationwide every year for nearly 40 years and in the UK for over 30 years. It is held to highlight the history, achievements and contributions of our black community.

The aim of Black History Month is for local communities to come together to challenge all forms of racism.

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