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"We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society"
Angela Davis
 

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

What's On
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

Click here to view the resources created by our clubs and societies for 'A Walk Through Black History'.

"What matters is not to know the world, but to change it"
Frantz Fanon

Key Reading
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

Film Night
Plan your own film night with some of these great films.

 12 Years a Slave (2014)
 The Butler (2013)
 Belle (2014)
 Queen of Katwe (2016)
 Fences (2017)
 Antwone Fisher (2013)
 The Watermelon Woman (1996)
 13th (2014)
 Malcolm X (1992)
 Selma (2014)
 BlacKkKlansman (2018)
 Black Panther (2018)

Get Listening
Have a listen to some of these informative and entertaining podcasts.

 Radicals in Conversation
 1619
 The History Hotline
 About Race
 Witness History: Witness Black History
 Noir Histoire
 Black History Year
 Black History Buff
 The Black Curriculum
 Historically Black