Celebrating Black History Month

As part of Black History Month, we have pulled together a number of resources celebrating black history.

This is a resource that will grow over time.

So far we have added:

A keynote lecture from David Olusoga, Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester, for Black History Month 2019.

Science In A Golden Age: A documentary series in which Jim al-Khalili unravels the links between the latest scientific developments and the unsung scientific heroes of the past.

Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners: A BBC Teach resource with in which David Olusoga looks at the abolition of slavery in Britain.

William Cuffay: One of the leaders of the Chartist movement who, though ridiculed in the press, he was held in the highest affection and respect among his comrades.

Mary Seacole: the pioneering nurse whose reputation rivalled that of Florence Nightingale.

The Windrush Generation: On 22nd June 1948 the Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks, Essex, bringing workers and their families from the Caribbean to help rebuild post-war Britain. Yet the Conservative Government’s “Hostile Environment” policy, saw many unlawfully deported from the UK.

The Mangrove Nine: When the Mangrove restaurant suffered repeated raids by police, a march was organised in its support, leading to one of the defining court cases of race relations in Britain.

The Grunwick Dispute saw a group of predominantly Asian, female workers organising a dispute against poor working conditions. Their tenacious campaigning eventually saw workers from all over the country coming to a small North London street to show their support.