Black History Month

Web Resources

 

Windrush Foundation – Stories from pioneers of the Windrush generations, events and resources for KS2 and 3

Black History Month UK – Celebrating black history across the UK 365 days a year

 

Recommended Reading

 

  •     Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  •     Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala
  •     Don’t Touch my Hair by Emma Dabiri
  •     Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad
  •     White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
  •     Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch
  •     The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla and more British BAME writers
  •     Poet by Salena Godden
  •     Nightingale Point by Luan Goldie
  •     The Racial Healing Handbook by Anneliese A Singh
  •     I Am Not Your Baby Mother by Candice Brathwaite
  •     Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn,
  •     The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon,
  •     The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas,
  •     They Can’t Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery
  •     Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn
  •     The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon
  •     The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
  •     They Can’t Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery

 

Children’s Books

 

My Body, your Body: Hair by Book Life Publishing. Ages 3-6. Discuss hair in a matter of fact way. All hair is great!

This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell. Ages 11-15. Years Engage, Listen & Learn about racism. Examine social identity, ethnicity, race.

A Kids Book about Racism by Jelani Memory. Age 4+ Years. A clear explanation of racism that children will understand and engage with. Full of questions and conversation starters.

Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson. Ages 6-9 Years. Telling the story of children marching for their rights during the civil rights movement in 1960s Alabama.

Anti-Racist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi. Ages 0-5 Years. Take your first steps with Antiracist Baby! Or rather, follow Antiracist Baby’s nine easy steps for building a more equitable world

 

Podcasts

 

Black History Buff by King Kurus

The Black History Buff podcast is a fun and thrilling journey through time. Covering the full historical tapestry of the African Diaspora, you’ll hear tales covering everything from African Samurai to pistol-wielding poets. More than just a podcast, the show is a bridge that links communities throughout the African diaspora and enlightens and empowers its friends.

Everyday Black History: Afro Appreciation

Where we highlight the contributions of Black Men and Women both Past and present. Here we celebrate Afro Appreciation, where Black American, Africans and Latinos of African descent are honored. We also highlight Institutions that have help the advancement of people in the African Diaspora, such as historically Black University and many others.

About Race by Reni Edo-lodge

Featuring key voices from the last few decades of anti-racist activism, About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge looks at the recent history that lead to the politics of today.

Blacticulate by Ade Bamgbala

A Black British podcast featuring young Black professionals, where we find out how they do what they do so you can too.

 

Documentaries/Films/Talks

 

Ted Talks – A number of different Ted Talks on race

BBC iPlayer – A collection of programmes exploring black history and culture

Netflix – Learn more about racial injustice and the Black experience in America with this collection of films, series and documentaries

Channel 4 – A celebration of Black lives and Black culture.

 

Social Media

 

UK Black History Month – Black History 365 is an online platform celebrating Black History Arts and Culture throughout the UK.

Twitter – @BhmUK

Diverse Kids Books – books for children of all ages celebrating diversity

Instagram – @Diverse_Kids_Books

Every Day Racism UK – Anti-Racism Activists // Amplifying BIPOC stories

Instagram – @everydayracism_

The Conscious Kid – Parenting and Education through a Critical Race Lens

Twitter – @consciouskidlib

Instagram – @theconsciouskid

Munroe Bergdorf – Tran’s Rights and Anti-Racism Activist and Model.

Twitter – @MunroeBergdorf

Instagram – @munroebergdorf

Dr Sola Mosi – Lawyer, Political & Women’s Rights Activist, Founder @wilpublication

Twitter – @SholaMos1

Instagram – @sholamos1

The Black Curriculum – We teach Black British History in schools and out of schools to young people around the UK, – all year round using a range of art forms

Twitter – @CurriculumBlack

Instagram – @theblackcurriculum