10+ Powerful Black History Month Speakers For Your 2023 Event – Patrick Vernon OBE


10+ Powerful Black History Month Speakers For Your 2023 Event – Book Patrick Vernon OBE

With the UK’s Black History Month (BHM) fast approaching, now is the time to book a powerful speaker for your inclusion-themed event. With their emotive accounts of prejudice and knowledge of Black history, these speakers have a resounding impact on attendees.

With over 92,000 racist incidents recorded by the police in a single year, BHM is a vital event for businesses to recognise. In solidarity with their Black employees, educational events inform the wider workplace of pinnacle moments in Black history and the racism that continues to be prevalent within society.

Black History Month FAQs

What Is Black History Month?

Black History Month is an annual event recognised by governments, businesses and organisations across the globe. During the month, equality campaigners showcase the historic figures who challenged racism and supply guidance on workplace inclusion.

When Is Black History Month?

Black History Month takes place from the 1st to the 31st of October every year.

What Is The 2023 Theme?

This year’s theme is ‘Black Resistance’.

How Did Black History Month Start?

In the early 1900s, Black History Month was created by historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, under a different name. The event was picked up by the UK in 1987, coinciding with the African Jubilee Year and the 150th anniversary of Caribbean emancipation.

How Do I Celebrate Black History Month?

From raising money for charity to championing inclusion in the workplace, read our Guide to Celebrating Black History Month to find out more.


Top Speakers for Black History Month

Discover our official top Black History Month speakers, perfect for your event.

  1. Shaun Wallace
  2. Reni Eddo-Lodge
  3. Akala
  4. Kanya King
  5. Michael Fuller
  6. Derek Redmond
  7. Patrick Vernon
  8. Maggie Alphonsi
  9. Piers Linney
  10. Lenny Henry
  11. Ebony Rainford-Brent


Patrick Vernon

Windrush Day gives us the opportunity to celebrate all aspects of our migrant population and to appreciate the contribution.

Patrick Vernon is an advocate for the Windrush generation, having launched Windrush Day on the 22nd of June. He discusses the discrimination and inequalities the generation continues to experience, a vital topic for Black History Month events. Patrick was recognised for his work with an OBE in 2012.


Book a Black History Month Speaker

To book a Black History Month speaker for your corporate event, function, or conference, contact The Motivational Speakers Agency by emailing agent@motivationalspeakersagency.co.uk, or call a booking agent directly on 0207 0787 876.