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“The university is a critical institution or it is nothing”.

Stuart Hall

Black History Month, October 1st to 31st 2022

This page is a collaboration between the University of Brighton Libraries and Students Union to celebrate Black History Month.

Throughout October we will be adding more resources to this page. We would love to hear your recommendations for books to add to our libraries or simply to appear on our virtual display.

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Black History Month 2022 - Time for a change ...

Ronnie Williams from Aldrich Library explains...


Our featured names for Black History Month 2022 may surprise you – did you know that soldiers of Rastafarian faith, may now keep their locks if they wish to?

Or that to some people, ‘CBE’ means, “Cool, Black and Exceptional”?

Or that few books on Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia diseases, are published in Britain? Read on….”

Black History Month Events

We're an anti-racist university, and we'll continue working with you and for you in tackling racial inequality. By standing together as one community, we can create lasting change. As part of our commitment, we've put together a series Black History Month talks, which we hope you take every opportunity to join. We each must educate ourselves about Black history and culture in order to confront racism and stand in solidarity against it.

See all our Black History Month Events


Recommended reads

Girl Woman Other


Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race

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Black, listed: black British culture explored


Taking Up Space


Black and British: a forgotten history


Black on both sides


"I will not be erased"

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National Archives and Collections

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Black British History on Record

This resource is designed to support the discovery of documents relating to black British history within The National Archives’ collections. The term ‘black British history’ in this context refers to records relating to British citizens of African and African-Caribbean descent

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IHR: Black History Collections

Find out more about Black History Collections in the IHR Wohl Library. We collect historical sources and guides to finding and using sources. This page also shows examples from the collections.

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Black Cultural Archives

Black Cultural Archives is the only national heritage centre dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the histories of African and Caribbean people in Britain.

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