Black History Month takes place every October and aims to celebrate the culture, history, and achievements of African and Caribbean communities and their diaspora.
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.
Friday 21st October – Intersectionality Workshop hosted by our student-led Networks - 2pm-4pm - The Hangar
Thursday 27th – Decolonisation Workshop hosted by Gemma Allcott, VPE – 11.30am - 12.30pm – The Hangar
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)
- 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)
Have a listen to some of these informative and entertaining podcasts.
- Radicals in Conversation
- The History Hotline
- About Race
- Witness History: Witness Black History
- Noir Histoire
- Black History Year
- Black History Buff
- The Black Curriculum
- Historically Black