Black History Month (BHM), 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 promote knowledge of Black History, Culture and Heritage, disseminate information on positive black contributions to British Society and to heighten the confidence and awareness of black people to their cultural heritage.
This year’s theme is ‘Saluting our Sisters’ and this pays homage to the numerous black women who had contributions ignored, ideas appropriated, and voices silenced. There are book displays across the three library centres reflecting this theme. From inspirational black leaders, to slavery and from Mary Seacole to Rosa Parks, the Library has many resources to teach you all aspects of Black History whether that's international, national or local.
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 please request resources using the online form.