"We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society"
Black History Month takes place every October and aims to celebrate the culture, history, and achievements of African and Caribbean communities and their diaspora. This year, we're working with the African Caribbean Society, BAME Network, and other student groups, to bring you various events and resources throughout the month.
Why is Black History Month important?
Our society and culture has been enriched because of all those who have come to the UK to build their lives. Their contributions, as well as the contributions of their descendants, have had a profound and positive effect on all of us. Black History Month gives us all the opportunity to celebrate these contributions and honour the accomplishments of black Britons throughout our history.
CLICK HERE FOR A STATEMENT FROM SU PRESIDENT, MEG PRICE, AND PRO VICE-CHANCELLOR STUDENTS, ROSS RENTON, ON THE IMPORTANCE OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH.
"Ignorance is a cure for nothing"
W. E. B. Dubois
Monday 12th October - A Walk Through Black History - 2-7pm - The Hangar
Monday 12th October - Black Excellence Night - 7-9pm - The Hangar
Monday 19th October - Black History Quiz Night - 7-9pm - The Hangar
Make sure you keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram for all the details on everything that's going on throughout the month and how you can get involved.
"What matters is not to know the world, but to change it"
We've put together a list of some of the best fiction and non-fiction by key black authors and academics.
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name – Audre Lorde
Redefining Realness – Janet Mock
Little & Lion – Brady Colbert
Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi
I’m Telling the Truth, But I’m Lying – Bassey Ikpi
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry – Mildred D. Taylor
The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander
Freedom is a Constant Struggle – Angela Y. Davis
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
Black and British: A Forgotten History – David Olusoga
BRIT(ish): On Race, Identity, and Belonging – Afua Hirsch
Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire – Akala
Plan your own film night with some of these great films.
12 Years a Slave (2014)
The Butler (2013)
Queen of Katwe (2016)
Antwone Fisher (2013)
The Watermelon Woman (1996)
Malcolm X (1992)
Black Panther (2018)
Have a listen to some of these informative and entertaining podcasts.
Radicals in Conversation
The History Hotline
Witness History: Witness Black History
Black History Year
Black History Buff
The Black Curriculum