My Black History Month 2014

Hola. Hope you are well.

There was a time in the past, that I attempted to make a living from being creative (I got nowhere near). Back then Black History Month (Oct) was always a good earner, it also allowed me to reflect on the contributions black people have made to society but mainly it was a good earner.

These days I don’t make any money from creativity (not necessarily my choice) but this didn’t stop me contributing to this year’s Black History Month.

I created 6 posters, 3 writers and 3 musicians, to be displayed around the school I work in. These were basic posters, incorporating a picture and a few facts I’d found during my research (wikipedia). I decided to focus on Black British artists. I could for example have picked Michael Jackson but I thought a few people may already have written about his life and career. Instead my subjects were Jackie Kay, Zadie Smith, Benjamin Zephaniah, Laura Mvula, Jamal Edwards and Dizzee Rascal.

I’ve had some positive feedback from the pupils and my friend and colleague said “As long as they’re down by November”.

Please Note. They’re still up (and my friend was just joking)

Til next time, stay safe!




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