The first of October marked the start of this year’s Black Background Month in Ireland, writes Rachel Cunningham.
This yearly event highlights the value and also achievements of the black area.
RTÉ is launching a brand-new six-part collection ‘Black Background Lessons’, which will explore black background through the stories of significant numbers, essential historical minutes and also tales from the black area.
Organized by Leon Diop, Femi Bankole, Amanda Ade and Boni Odoemene, the minds behind the Black and Irish neighborhood, consisting of the prominent Instagram account and also the RTÉ podcast, the show will certainly supply an insightful deep dive into black history, covering every little thing from the background of particular hairstyles to Frederic Douglass as well as his time in Ireland.
The very first episode will be held by Leon Diop, from Tallaght, as he clarifies the importance of Black Background Month, its beginnings and also just how the people of Ireland can join in over the course of this month.
To find out more regarding the hosts, you can @black_andirish on Instagram.