Events to explore the fight for equality power politics and inspirational figures

The University is celebrating Black History Month 2015 by hosting a number of free public events throughout October.

Black History Month celebrates the heritage, history, arts, culture and accomplishments of people across the African and African Caribbean Diaspora, helping to understand the present through our past.

The events include: a 'Remembering Rosa Parks' session to teach people about the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s; stories from inspirational staff about their experiences; research into the scramble for Africa; Muhammad Ali's role in Black Power politics; and a talk by Lord Ouseley about race relations in Great Britain.

Humaa Noori, Equalities Adviser from the University's Equalities Unit, said: “Celebrating Black History Month is an opportunity to raise your awareness in understanding the experiences of many Black Minority Ethnic (BME) people, and reflecting upon the historical events that influence and contribute to the barriers faced by such communities and individuals today.

“The University recognises and values the diversity of its staff and students and is committed to creating an environment which not only recognises diversity but celebrates it too.”

If you are running an event for Black History Month 2015 that is not listed here please let us know by contacting the Press Office on