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.

Series events

David Olusoga
Special Event

David Olusoga in Conversation: Black History Matters

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Linton Kwesi Johnson in a suit and hat
Talks and Discussions

PEN Pinter Prize 2020: Linton Kwesi Johnson

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Four speakers for the British Black Food event
Talks and Discussions

Black British Food Stories: Origins, Journeys and Junctions

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Anni Domingo, Goretti Kyomuhendo, Ade Solanke, Lavinya Stennett, Zukiswa Wanner.
Special Event

Representing Africa with the New Daughters

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Elizabeth Anionwu
Special Event

The Wonderful Lives of Mary Seacole and Elizabeth Anionwu

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Zora Neale Hurston
Special Event

Ships at a Distance: A Celebration of Zora Neale Hurston

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Book cover of "Black Spartacus" and Sudhir Hazareersingh
Special Event

Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture

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Angela Saini, Nikki Giovanni, Layla Saad, Priyamvada Gopal
Special Event

White Supremacy: What You Need To Know

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