Black to the Future 2017

An event to showcase Prestonís achievers of African heritage.

Wed 4th October, 6.15 pm. at Fulwood Methodist Church

Preston Black History Group is hosting an event, Black to the Future 2017, to celebrate Black History Month, October 2017. The event will highlight Black Achievements and Black Achievers. Our displays will illustrate some of the contributions made to the development of mankind by people of African origin throughout history. The achievers we present are local people who have succeeded in their individual fields and will share their inspirational journeys with you. All too often these stories have not been heard. Every October we take the opportunity to celebrate our community.

The reason why we chose this celebration for 2017 Black History Month is to highlight these achievements. We seek to educate the next generation of young people from our community to value and respect their African heritage. We want to inspire them to fulfil their potentials, hopes and dreams, sharing pride by linking them to the inspirational people we have living amidst us.

The evening will be held on Wednesday 4th October and will begin at 6.15pm with light refreshments and networking. The presentations will start at 7.00pm. The venue for the evening is Fulwood Methodist Church, Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 8EA.

The event will be attended by the Mayor of Preston and other local dignitaries as well as community heads and many interested members of the community.

October is Black History Month when we put on a number of events to educate, celebrate and explore our African heritage. This year there are events planned throughout October. Information can be found on the calendar on our website or contact Jonathan Pond on 07940 736381 or email:

Preston Black History Group became a fully constituted group in 2011, although the group has been in existence under several guises since 2001. We formalised our group to work towards our aims of researching, preserving and celebrating Black History and Culture all year round. We focus attention on Black History Month and help to publicise events organised throughout the community so that they are accessible to all.

Researching, Preserving and Celebrating Black History and Culture