Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month, celebrated every October,  is an opportunity for all of us to spend time reflecting on our own actions and recognising any potential bias we may have, however unintentional and unconscious that may be. It is a chance for us to open our hearts and recognise that it is more important than ever before that we are united as a community, irrespective of colour or creed. It's also a great time to honour the often unheralded accomplishments of Black Britons in every area of endeavour throughout our history. Find out more about the aim of Black History Month, news and resources on the Black History Month website.


From inspirational black leaders, to slavery and from Mary Seacole to Frederik Douglass, the Library has many resources to teach you all aspects of Black History whether that's international, national or local.

Black history books in the Library
Visit our virtual Black History Month bookshelf
Black History Month magazine
Read BHM Magazine online

Search the Library catalogue to view everything we have to offer. We have started you off with our virtual Black History 'bookshelf' To request any of these resources, click on the book cover and 'reserve' once you have entered your student ID and password.  Alternatively pop in to the Library centres to view or physical displays!

The Guardian has a fantastic timeline covering Black History over two millennia which is available to view online


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