Black History Month 2021’s theme is ‘Proud to Be’ and here at Walsall for All, it represented an opportunity to look at identity and to look deeper at the individual experiences of different ages, nationalities and backgrounds as well as the common challenges and perceptions experienced across all of our Black communities.
It also represented an opportunity to look more closely at what people were ‘proud’ of being, achieving or doing in their lives (be that something as seemingly simple as being a mother or father; a career achievement whatever that may be; or a more personal success that they have pride in) and the experiences, challenges and journey that each have taken.
Thank you to all those who have shared their contributions on the theme of 'Proud to Be'. View these below in our gallery.
I am proud to be me, I am Black, a woman who was born and grew up in Walsall. I am proud to be working for the town, doing charitable work to make a difference in the lives of local people.
Chief Executive Officer, Walsall BSC
Black History Month Twitter feed
Over the course of the month, we collated tweets from Walsall organisations who have participated in this year's celebrations. Click below to find out more.