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Why I established Black History Month UK

Updated: Nov 26, 2023

In this episode we speak to activist and journalist Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, one of the architects behind the creation of Black History Month in the UK back in 1987.



In this first segment, he talks about how the 1966 coup d’etat in Ghana against Dr Kwame Nkrumah changed his life and what it felt as a young activist in Washington DC to be part of the biggest rally of Black People in 1976.


He also tells us what inspired him to develop Black History Month in the UK.


In part two, he talks about African consciousness and the move to encourage people from the African diaspora to return home.



Akyaaba Addai-Sebo is one of a series of inspiring British Ghanaians we are celebrating during Black History Month. Follow our profile here.


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