black history month

Black History Month

Scott Lincoln
editor at Chartwell Speakers

Cultural celebrations such as Black History Month serves as a vital commemoration of the invaluable contributions and struggles of the African and Caribbean experience throughout history. This dedicated month of October offers a unique opportunity to reflect on the achievements, resilience, and ongoing impact of the Black community, fostering awareness and understanding for people of all backgrounds.
In a world that is becoming increasingly interconnected, celebrating ethnic diversity has never been more important. Our societies are rich tapestries woven with threads of different cultures, languages, traditions, and histories. This vibrant diversity not only adds colour to our lives but also enriches our collective human experience.
Black History Month stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of African and Caribbean culture and their contributions to every facet of society. By celebrating their achievements, understanding their history, and working towards equality, we honour the past while shaping a future defined by unity, empathy, and progress.
Find out more with our roster of excellent speakers who can shed light on these topics.

David olusoga

David Olusoga
Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester and author of ‘Black and British: A Forgotten History’


Activist, author of ‘The Dark Lady’ and respected musical artist who advocates using art and culture as tools for social change

june sarpong

June Sarpong
Appointed as the BBC’s first Director of Creative Diversity and author of ‘Diversity: Six Degrees of Integration’

bozoma saint john

Bozoma Saint John
Former Chief Marketing Officer at Netflix, Uber and Apple, and named by Leading Ladies Africa as among the “Top 50 Most Influential Female Leaders in Africa”

Nicola Adams
Officially Britain’s most successful boxer of all time and vocal supporter of LBGT+ inclusion and diversity, both in and out of sport

Dame Kelly Holmes

Kelly Holmes
Olympic athlete and Founder of the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, a charity for disadvantaged young people to get their lives back on track

john amaechi

John Amaechi
Psychologist, Founder of organisational consultancy firm, Amaechi Performance Systems, and named by HR Magazine as one of “HR’s Most Influential Speakers”

David Lammy

David Lammy
Former Shadow Justice Secretary (2020-21), British Labour MP for Tottenham and leading figure in social activism