The Coup that Overthrew Democracy: The Black History Month Screening of ‘Wilmington on Fire’
Dr Jenny Barrett If Black History Month seems like a recent American phenomenon, it may surprise you to know that Black History Month has its roots in a public history event in the US in February 1926 called “Negro History Week” which sought to endorse equality and celebrate Black achievement. Fifty years later it was […]
As Black History Month Begins, what is the Reality of ‘Blackness’?
Dr Joy Gana-Inatimi Today marks the launch of Black History Month 2021. As a black woman in 21st century, BHM is a bittersweet period of time of year. Yes, it is great to be able to celebrate Black culture and history; but what happens before and after October each year? Does Britain celebrate my “Blackness”? […]