Black History Association (Gravesham and Kent) comprises a group of dedicated residents from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) background.

The aims of the association are to:

  • hold a Thanksgiving Service during Black History Month every year
  • arrange BME youth and family events
  • collaborate with any agencies or organisations that promote diversity and inclusion issues
  • foster understanding, appreciation and respect for BME culture
  • work to strengthen community cohesion

A message from the Chair:
Dr Jellina Davies

Black History Association (Gravesham and Kent) was formed in April 2019 as an unincorporated association. The purpose of the association is to celebrate Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people, history and culture. 

Membership is open to any adult person of BME heritage who lives in Kent. Non-BME adults, who share our aims, are also welcomed to become Honorary Members.

Members had been celebrating Black History Month with a Thanksgiving Service since October 2017. Local churches in Gravesham, Kent have collaborated with us to host our thanksgiving services. Distinguished guests have included the Mayors of Gravesham, Swale and Medway.

Our thanksgiving services are non-denominational and inclusive, and everyone is welcome to attend.

We are developing programmes for young people of BME descent in Kent.

We welcome ideas on how to improve on equality and opportunities for BME youth across Kent. We will work with any organisation or agency that is committed to diversity and equality issues. 

We are 100% non-profit organisation

BHA Kent is operated by its members and run through donations and diverse patronage.

Ways to Get involved:

There are many ways you can join or contribute to the BHA Kent community: