October is Black History Month

During the month we highlight and celebrate the stories and accomplishments of prominent black people, who may have been left out or neglected throughout our history.


Why do we celebrate in October?

The concept of Black History Month originated in the US, at Kent State University, where it was first celebrated in February 1970. Within six years this initiative spread all across the country. In the UK, Black History Month was first celebrated in October 1987. It is thought that October was chosen as traditionally that is when African chiefs and leaders gather to settle their differences.


How should we support our ethnic communities at TP Portugal?

To share your thoughts and suggestions on what we can all do to promote equality across all ethnicities, join our employee community TP Heritages here.
You can also join any of the other employee communities or let us know if a group is still missing.