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Black History Month 2023

Black History month 2023

Black History Month celebrates the contributions of Black women under the title ‘Saluting our Sisters’ 

‘Saluting our Sisters’ highlights the crucial role that black women have played in shaping history, inspiring change, and building communities. This year’s celebration will showcase pioneering black women who have made remarkable contributions to literature, music, fashion, sport, business, politics, academia, social and health care, and more."      

In this guide we have picked out some content that can be found in our LBS Library e-resources plus a some other itmes of interest that are freely available. To read the articles cut and past the titles into Summon. 

Europe's largest - Black Book Festival
27- 28 October 2023 - London's South Bank

In London

The Institute of Race Relations (IRR)
The IRR was established as an independent educational charity in 1958 to carry out research, publish and collect resources on race relations throughout the world.  The IRR’s reputation is built on its investigations and analyses into pressing issues of contemporary British racism. 
Check out their website for research, statisitics, videos, and other education resources. 

Institute of Historical Research - WOHL Library - Black history collections
The IHR Wohl Library has a black history collection of historical sources and has guides to finding and using sources. They cover black history under the categories of: Personal Narratives, travel Writing, Government and Official Sources, Newspapers, Maps, Photographic History. See their Library membership page

National Archives Black History Collection
Their collections span 1,000 years of difference, debate and progress. They hold important records that bear witness to past injustice, and the long and continued fight for racial equality.

LSE - Black History month drop in archive - book a place. 
Thursday, October 26 16:00 - 18:00hrs

Black cultural Archives
They collect, preserve and celebrate the histories of people of African and Caribbean descent in the UK, they also run workshops and hold exhibitions.

A celebration of Black science - see the Royal Society Website.
The Royal Society - the United Kingdom's national academy of sciences

Guided Walk: Black History Month October 7th 11:00 - 12:00hrs 
Celebrate the lives of an Independence campaigner, a former president, a jazz singer and entertainer, and an artist’s model. Starts West Kensington

Events at UCL 
To mark Black History Month 2022, UCL is hosting a series of free talks, seminars and social events in October.
Follow this page to find out more and keep up to date with events as they are announced.