Faculty of Humanities marks Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month 2020, The Faculty of Humanities at The University of Manchester has collaborated with the Centre for New Writing, The Department of American Studies and Creative Manchester to pull together an extensive suggested reading list to celebrate black history and culture.  

The month of October has been celebrated as Black History Month (BHM) in the UK since 1987. This is a national celebration that aims to celebrate and recognise Black British achievement and Black British History.  

Each Thursday throughout the month of October, the collaborative teams will be taking over The University of Manchester’s social media accounts, sharing suggested readings and films that celebrate and recognise black history and culture, provided by colleagues from the English department.  

An extensive list has been created, along with feedback and reviews. Join in each Thursday for recommendations of fantastic titles such as Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston and Louise Hare's This Lovely City (to name a few!). 

These activities will complement the Brilliant and Black: Celebrating Black Achievement event on 1st October hosted by The University of Manchester and featuring a keynote speech by Professor of Sociology and renowned journalist Gary Younge, as well as a variety of projects and events from academics in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures and across the Faculty. Brilliant and Black will be live-streamed across a number of platforms. 

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