Black History Month happens in the UK every October to celebrate the important roles Black people and Black culture have played in British society and beyond - stories that have often been erased from mainstream learning and conversation.

Black History Month is far more than a history lesson. It is about the future as much as the past. It is about elevating voices and expanding learning. It is about unity behind the cause for a society without racism.

Check out our resources page, with recommendations to encourage conversation and expand learning around Black culture, heritage and achievement.

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Books to read

‘Why I no longer speak to white people about race’ - by Reni Eddo-Lodge

‘Me and White supremacy’ - by Layla F Saad

‘Queenie’ - by Candice Carty-Williams

‘Policing the Black Man’ - by Toni Morrison

‘Blackand British a forgotten history’ -
by David Olusoga

‘Black, Listed: Black British Culture Explored’ - by Jeffrey Boakye

‘How to be an Antiracist’ - by Ibram X. Kendi

‘White privilege: The myth of a post-racial society’ - by Kalwant Bhopal

‘How Europe Underdeveloped Africa‘ - by Walter Rodney

‘Natives’ - by Akala

‘Brit(ish)’ - by Afua Hirsch

‘So You Want to Talk about Race’ - by Ijeoma Oluo

Documentaries, movies & Ted talks

Ted Talk - The Hill We Climb

13th (2016)

When They See Us (2019)

The Hate U Give (2018) 

Selma (2014)

Dear White People (2017)

This is England (2006)

American Son (2019) 

BlackSheep (2018)


@georgethepoet - British spoken-word artist, poet, rapper, and podcast host with an interest in social and political issues.

@munroebergdorf - English model and activist.

@rachel.cargyle - public academic, writer, and lecturer.

@ladyphyll - co-founder of UKBlackPride.

@laylafsaad - Author and teacher

@ckyourprivilege - Informative posts

@mspacky - Educator and activist

@amandascgorman - poet and activist 

@aichamckenzie - CEO, model, mother, breath coach and yoga instructor 

@adrienne_ldn - wellness professional, international TEDx speaker, Author and mother.

@everydayracism_ - anti-ractist educators and activists 

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