Black History Month

Black History Month

October is Black History Month and there's a wide range of events and activities taking place both within Libraries and across the University.

Find your next good read

Explore staff and student reading recommendations with our Black History Month reading list, featuring many titles available in our collections.

Is there a title missing from the list? Let us know.

You can browse many of the titles at Hallward Library (book display, level 2) and George Green Library (leisure reading collection next to the help point).


Sign up for our events

University of Nottingham Libraries are hosting two online events for staff and students this Black History Month.

Black History Month reading group

Wednesday 20 October, 4 - 5pm

Join Libraries and Dr Hannah Robbins (Centre for Black Studies) for an online reading group discussion of a title from our Black History Month reading list.

The voted for title is Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

How to access the book

Register for the event

Building in Justice - talk by Panya Banjoko

Thursday 21 October, 1 - 2pm

Join multi-award-winning poet, Panya Banjoko for a fascinating insight into the Black presence within the historic building, architecture, and spaces of Nottingham's National Justice Museum.

This talk is a fantastic opportunity to explore Panya’s ongoing research and some of the lesser-known stories that have been uncovered so far.

Panya Banjoko is patron for Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature and the founder of the Black Writers Network based in Nottingham.

Register for the event




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