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Black History Month

Black History Month

2017 Theme: A Story of Courage, Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Black History Month in Canada

Events in and around London

Click here for the poster on 15th Annual Black History Month.  (French)

Are you interested in participating in the opening ceremony? follow this link

Black History Month Events: Week One, Week Two, Week Three and Week Four!

- The 2017 Black Community Achievement Award - Please click on the link for Nomination Form. Forms available online

- February 8th, 2017 - "My Name is Margaret Harman" presented by the Fugitive Slave Chapel Preservation Project.

- February 11th, 2017 - "A Raisin in the Sun" at the Palace Theatre 

- February 11th, 2017 - "Finding Freedom in the Forest City"

- February 15th, 2017 - Black History Month Movie Night!

- February 17th, 2017 - Lewis Coray Trailblazer Awards for Youth. Please click here for more details.

- February 19th, 2017 - Welcome to Black History Celebration!

- February 25th, 2017 - 15th Closing Gala and Reception

- February 26th, 2017 - "Sounds of Buxton"

- July 29th and 30th, 2017 - 154th Annual Emancipation Festival 


Our Vision

The goal of the London Black History Coordinating Committee is to engage the community in celebrating Black History Month through organizing, supporting, and collaborating with community organizations on programs and activities that are available in the region to educate, inform and uplift.

Who we are

The LBHCC was formed in 2002, out of a desire to increase awareness of Black History Month activities in the London area. The Committee is committed to providing programs and services that will increase public understanding of the diversity and history of London’s Black community. LBHCC hosts three or four programs each year. The work of the Committee is conducted by a dedicated team of volunteers and welcomes new members.

The Committee also assists other groups and organizations with the promotion of their activities. These include but are not limited to: the Congress of Black Women-London Chapter, the Black Student Association (BSA) at Western University, the Historical Society of Buxton and the Woodstock Museum.

Get Involved

The LBHCC welcomes people of all ethno-racial backgrounds and lived experiences to join the committee. All members are welcome to sit on one or more of our subcommittees: Opening Ceremonies, Youth Symposium, Children’s Program, Film Series and Closing Gala.

For more information or to post your events e-mail Christina Lord at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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