Black History Month

10Oct_The Making of the Black Working Class

All year round we host a wide range of events reflecting the history, lives and contributions of people of African and Caribbean descent.

Black History Month has been marked in the UK for over 40 years, offering an opportunity for us to highlight events covering the history of the Black presence in Britain, the work of Black writers and poets, stories from the Africa Diaspora, and much more

You can find an extensive variety of past events on our Player.

Also check out our related event organised by the Business and IP Centre, Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Building the Black Economy on 18 October 2022.

Series events

Paterson Joseph
At the Library and online

The Extraordinary Life of Charles Ignatius Sancho, with Paterson Joseph

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Audience members at a previous event
At the Library

Somali Week Festival Launch 2022

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Pamela Roberts
At the Library

The Adventures of a Black Edwardian Intellectual

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image of Kara Jackson
At the Library

Kara Jackson: Words and Music

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Composite of images of BOCA literature festival
At the Library and online

Bocas UK 2022 at the British Library

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image of bookcover and speakers faces
At the Library and online

A History of African and Caribbean People in Britain: Hakim Adi with David Olusoga

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Kalwant Bhopal, Chantelle Jessica Lewis, Nasar Meer, Imogen Tyler
At the Library

Race and Class

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