Scotland’s Black History Month 2019 arrived in style on 24 September with a joyous launch party at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. Our own Dr Peggy Brunache was the Master of Ceremonies for this historic event.
The launch featured speeches by Prof Sir Geoff Palmer, Sandra Deslandes-Clark and a keynote by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
The evening will be remembered for performances both moving and uplifting from such as the Maryhill Integration Network Choir, Andrea Baker’s stunning vocals from Sing Sistah Sing! and a mesmerising poetry reading from Hannah Lavery’s The Drift.
Black History Month has been co-ordinated by CRER Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights in Scotland each October since 2001. The programme for this year’s events can be found here: