UCL History Celebrates Black History Month 2020

5 November 2020

October was Black History Month and staff and students at UCL History celebrated with interviews, articles, videos and radio appearances! You can see a summary below of what we got up to.

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UCL History Black History Month Resources page

Use this specially collated list of resources to learn about Black History! Our wonderful staff and students have suggested some of the best resources out there...

Black History Resources Page. 

BHM Resources page

Black History Month Mini-Series - Discussing Prominent Individuals in Black History 

To celebrate Black History Month, we wanted to talk about some prominent historical figures. In the following videos, members of the department discuss individuals they think everyone should know about...

Professor Matthew Smith discusses Jamaican poet Louise Bennett Coverley (aka Ms Lou). 

Dr Jagjeet Lally discusses Early Modern Afro-Indians.

Dr Benedetta Rossi tells the story of former slave, Tadoutchi.

Mini Series

UCL History Students Adila & Britney offer their Reflections as Students Studying Black History at University

UCL History students Adila & Britney offer their reflections as students studying Black History at university; both were students in the 2nd-year undergraduate Research Seminar Black Atlantics in the Global South in the 2019-2020 cohort. 

Read the article here

Black Atlantic

Dr Tim Gibbs interviewed about Black History Month on Voice of Islam and Radio France Internationale

You can hear Dr Tim Gibbs being interviewed on Voice of Islam and Radio France Internationale

We chat to UG student Luigi Muci whose essay 'Infamous Bondage': Comparing European and African Visions of Slavery in the 16th and 17th century Black Atlantic' was selected as a Highly Commended Entrant in the History category of The Global Undergraduate Awards. 

We discussed why Luigi chose this topic and why he thinks Black History Month is so important. Read the interview here