October is Black History Month, which has been marked in the UK for more than 30 years with the aim of highlighting and celebrating the achievement and contributions of the black community in the UK.
The official Black History Month website features loads of information, news and details of events taking place across the region.
You can also find out here about the incredible things that 12 women, in particular, have done for Britain.
In the LRC we have a display dedicated to Black History Month, featuring short biographies about key people, along with a number of relevant resources - please take the time to come and check this out. All the resources on the display can be borrowed, just ask a member of staff.