Black History Month

Black History Month was launched in 2008 and was developed after talks with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community indicated strong support for a specific cultural program.

The communities suggested a range of activities for the broader community to enjoy and better understand the history and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Brisbane.

Black History Month runs throughout July each year and is a showcase of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, heritage and cultures which acknowledges and celebrates First Australians' achievements and contributions.

Black History Month 2021 events

The 2021 Black History Month program offers a range of unique experiences from family fun days, children’s storytime, dance, garden tours, augmented reality experiences, movie screenings, art exhibitions and more.

Explore the Black History Month program.

Events list

More information

If you would like to learn more about Black History Month, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

Last updated: 18 June 2021

Brisbane City Council acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and their unique relationship with their ancestral country. We pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of Brisbane, and recognise their strength and wisdom.