Welcome to the Black History Month takeover with the University of York’s Access and Outreach team.
In 1987, Black History Month was celebrated for the first time in the UK to challenge racism and educate people on a history that wasn't taught in school. The UK has changed a lot since then, but the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests have shown we still have a long way to go.
Our focus on Black History Month forms part of our much bigger and long lasting strategy to increase equality, diversity and inclusion at the University of York.
We're hosting and promoting a month of activities, events and resources to highlight Black History and show how our staff, students and alumni celebrate Black History Month. We'll release a range of videos, articles, competitions, virtual exhibitions, live events and other resources for you to view and take part in to help develop your understanding of Black History.
Join us over on Instagram at @uniofyork_outreach, where our student Interns will be sharing their conversations and experiences surrounding representation, family and what it means to be Black at York.