Join Adult Education to celebrate Wolverhamptons diverse cultural heritage.
With a rich multi-cultural intake of students each academic year, Adult Education is proud to celebrate Black History. Students join classes at AEW from countries all over the world; Adult Education is here to help our students make the history of tomorrow! Recent data from 2014/15 shows that 1440 of our students originate from black minority ethnic (BME) groups and contribute to an outstanding achievement rates of 95%.
The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. An organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by black Americans and other peoples of African descent was formed. The group sponsored a national Black History week in 1926. The event inspired schools and communities nationwide to organize local celebrations, establish history clubs and host performances and lectures.
Black History Month was first celebrated in London in 1987 and has become a national institution.*
*Referenced from: http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month
Back To Black
1 October 2016 - 27 November 2016
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For Black History Month 2016, Wolverhampton Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibition of artwork by contemporary Black British artists.
"Following the success of our recent exhibition, Black Art in Focus, the display Back to Black will include the very latest items acquired through our Heritage Lottery Fund Collecting Cultures project as well as a selection of paintings, prints and sculptures by black and Asian artists from our existing collection. Visitors can also listen to audio recordings of local artists and community members speaking about their experiences and influences, also commissioned as part of the HLF project."
Find out more about Wolverhampton Art Gallery and their events at: http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/