Black History Month – Resource Recommendations

Black History Month – Resource Recommendations

“October is Black History Month, an amazing chance to celebrate Black people's contribution to society and culture. We also encourage you to learn about the historic and ongoing injustices. I’ve put together a range of resources (books, TV series, films and podcasts) that can help to educate you on Black History, focuses on Black experiences, and champions talented Black creatives. I’ve also included where you can access these resources.” - Emma de Saram (VP Liberation & Equality)


(Don’t forget to check out our Lending Library in DH1 where you can borrow some of these titles)

• What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition – Emma Dabiri

• Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge

• Living While Black – Guilane Kinouani

• How to Be an Antiracist – Ibram X Kendi

• So You Want To Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo

• White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism – Robin DiAngelo

• The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas

• Dear Martin – Nic Stone

• Dear Justyce – Nic Stone

• Small Island – Andrea Levy

• Queenie – Candice Carty-Williams

• Hood Feminism – Mikki Kendall

• Under the Udala Trees – Chinelo Okparanta

• Noughts & Crosses – Malorie Blackman

• Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates

Movies, TV Series & Documentaries

• Netflix

o 13th

o Becoming

o Black Earth Rising

o Self Made: Inspired by the life of Madam C.J. Walker

o Top Boy

o Colin in Black and White

o Hip Hop Revolution

o Dear White People

o When They See Us

o Django Unchained

o Power

o Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

o The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

o Straight Outta Compton

• BBC iPlayer

o I May Destroy You

o Enslaved with Samuel L Jackson

o Twenties

o Moonlight

o The Colour Purple

o Detroit

o Virgil Abloh: How to Be Both

o This Is Amapiano

o Enterprice

o #HoodDocumentary

o Reflections on Race

o Queen and Slim

o Sitting in Limbo

• All 4

o HighLife

o Youngers

o Troy Deeney: Where’s My History?

o Secret Sauce

o Big Age

o Chewing Gum

o Hunting the Football Trolls

o Warrior Women with Lupita Nyong’o

o 12 Years a Slave

• Amazon Prime

o Insecure

o Harlem

o Hidden Figures

o One Night in Miami

o Just Mercy

o BlacKkKlansman


o Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

o Get Out

o Us

o Mo Farah: No Easy Mile

• Disney+

o Black-ish

o Queen of Katwe

o Cool Runnings

o Soul

o Black Panther

• Currently in the cinema

o The Woman King


• Spotify

o The Black Curriculum Podcast

o Human Resources

o Busy Being Black

o Black Gals Livin’

o Young, British and Black

o The Receipts

• Apple

o The Diversity Gap

o Slay In Your Lane: The Podcast

• BBC Sounds

o Colouring in Britain

o Who was Michael X?

o Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

o The History Hour – Max Pearson

o Have You Heard George’s Podcast?

o Pressed

• Other

o In Search Of Black History with Bonnie Greer (Audible)

o ShxtsnGigs Podcast (YouTube)

o Red Table Talk (Facebook)

o Therapy for Black Girls (

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