Black History Month takes place in October and the University of Plymouth is proud to support this celebration of black achievements in the UK with a month-long season of events open to staff, students and the general public. From fashion shows to learning events, karaoke to food there is something for everyone during Black History Month at the University of Plymouth.
The origins of Black History Month go back to the United States in 1920, and nearly 100 years later this worldwide event still takes place annually and the UK marks Black History Month in October every year. Black History Month is a time for everyone to come together to celebrate Black contributions to British society, as well as fostering a greater understanding of Black history.
Black History Month '19 Events
Proof of Identity: LGBT+ Intersectionalities
Diversity Champions Networking
Between Memory and Mapping
The Danger of the Single Story
Our lives and our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories.
Chimamanda Adichie shares how she found her authentic voice and warns that if we hear only a single story, we risk a critical misunderstanding.The Danger of the Single Story
Black History Matters
Black History should not just be important to Black people but should be important to all peoples.
Don John is a film maker, author and DJ as well as a consultant in the field of community cohesion.Black History Matters
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