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Displays: Black History Month

Black History Month

October is Black History Month, Britain's biggest celebration of our African and Caribbean communities and recognition of the enormous contribution Black Britons have made to our vibrant and diverse society.

To celebrate, we've put together this digital display covering some of the best things in the Library you can read and watch over the course of this month, including books on the topics of the black experience, black history, arts and culture - past, present and future - as well as plenty of fantastic films, TV shows and documentaries.

eBooks, Books & Magazines

Supreme models : iconic black women who revolutionized fashion
Black artists in British Art
Liberated threads : black women, style, and the global politics of soul.
Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness
Black comics; politics of race and representation.
Ain't I A Woman?
Shades of Black
VENUS IN THE DARK; blackness and beauty in popular culture.
Birth of Cool
Black Resonance: Iconic Women Singers and African American Literature
Slaves to Fashion
Black Cool
Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race
Small Axe
Dandy Lion
How to Slay
Yinka Shonibare
New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion
Muse : Mickalene Thomas : photographs.
Dapper Dan
Basquiat - Boom for Real
Dark Matters
Black Victorians
Black skin, white masks.
Speculative blackness
Afro Modern
Decolonizing the university
Howardena Pindell - What remains to be seen
Posing modernity : the black model from Manet and Matisse to today / Denise Murrell.
Black on both sides : a racial history of trans identity.
Can we all be feminists? : seventeen writers on intersectionality, identity, and finding the right way forward for feminism.
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye : verses after dusk.

Films, TV & Documentaries

I May Destroy You
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1972
I Am Not a Witch
Do the right thing
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Get Out
Paris is Burning
A United \kingdom
A Moving Image
I am not your negro
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Enslaved - Samuel L Jackson
Malcolm X
12 Years a Slave
Out in the Night
The Early Works of Cheryl Dunye
Fruitvale station