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Celebrating Black History

Black history books in the Library

Black History Month 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.

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

Black history books in the Library

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.

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