Celebrate and educate with these inspiring speakers for Black History Month in the UK! (October)

Originally founded to recognise the contributions that people of African and Caribbean backgrounds have made to the UK over many generations, our BHM speakers are human rights leaders, award-winning creatives, and activists who offer voices of success, strength, and cultural insight.

AKALA | BAFTA and MOBO Award-Winning Hip-Hop Artist; Author; Social Entrepreneur

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AFUA HIRSCH | Award-Winning Writer, Broadcaster and Film Maker on Issues of Race and Equality

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AYO TOMETI | Human Rights Leader; Co-Founder #BlackLivesMatter; Founder of Diaspora Rising; Coretta Scott King Center Legacy Award Recipient

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ELIZABETH NYAMAYARO | Humanitarian; Special Advisor for the United Nations; Founder of HeForShe; Author; Voice for Global Social Change

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WYNTON MARSALIS | International Jazz Icon; Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center; Leading Advocate of American Culture

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CHARLES BLOW | Writer for NYT and CNN; NYT Bestselling Author; Advocate for Racial Equity and Social Justice

ENUMA OKORO | Nigerian-American Author & Lecturer; Columnist for The Financial Times; Global Citizen

JEMAR TISBY | Founder of The Witness, Inc.; NYT Bestselling Author of How to Fight Racism and The Color of Compromise; Historian of Race and Religion

JANET STOVALL | Diversity & Inclusion Pragmatist; Award-Winning Fortune 500 Speechwriter; TED Speaker

MARTIN LUTHER KING III | Civil Rights Activist; Global Humanitarian; Political Leader

JENNA WORTHAM | Staff Writer for NYT; Co-Host of Still Processing Podcast; Editor of 'Black Futures' Visual Anthology