Black History Month: Professor Matt Smith discusses Jamaican poet Louise Bennett Coverley

To celebrate Black History Month, we wanted to talk about some prominent historical figures. Below, Professor Matthew Smith discusses Jamaican poet Louise Bennett Coverley aka Ms Lou.

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In this video, Professor Matthew Smith (who is the Director of the Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership) talks about the Jamaican poet, Louise Bennett Coverley. 

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Here, you can watch a video of Ms Lou performing:

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If you'd like to read more about Black History, be sure to take a look at our Black History Resources page, which has loads of excellent resources as recommended by our staff and students.