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Black History Month 2012
There were various events across the University to celebrate Black History Month 2012, including an evening with Henry Bonsu, a joint event organised by The Equality and Diversity Unit and CRAE. Henry Bonsu, the presenter of Shoot the Messenger, Vox Africa English's flagship current affairs programme returned to Oxford to talk about his career, his experience of studying at Oxford and working for the BBC.
For a full listing of Black History Month events please download the Black History Month 2012 (533kb)
Black History Month 2011
There were various events in the University to mark Black History Month 2011.
A full listing can be viewed and downloaded here: Black History Month 2011 (540kb)
Black History Month 2010
Highlights from Black History Month 2010 included:
A brief history of the Caribbean emancipation - Alumnus Franklin Smith delivered an engaging and enlightening talk with special reference to slavery and abolition, with the aid of original anti-slavery memorabilia.
Good Hair - the screening of Chris Rock's directorial debut at St Hilda's College was huge success, with a full to capacity audience of staff, students and members of the local community. Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles, in this humorous documentary. Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, the film focuses on African American women’s hair in and the styling industry surrounding it.
Sandi Russell’s acclaimed one woman show - “Render me my Song” traced the history of black women in America through words and music in an inspiring high energy performance.
A full listing of events for Black History Month 2010 can be downloaded here: BHM 10 poster (389kb)
Black History Month 2009
October 2009 was the second year the University celebrated Black History Month (BHM).
For a list of events please see BHM listings 09 (382kb)
To find out more about the University's Black
History Month's visual identity please see our interview with the designer Toby Whiting (University's Publications and Web Team) BHM Visual identity (19kb).
If you missed any of the events, you can find out more below:
Why Celebrate Black History panel discussion and launch event
The panellists for the launch event were:
- Ms Mia Morris, the founder of the Black History 365
Magazine. For more information see: http://www.black-history-month.co.uk/index.html
- Robert Taylor, Photographer specialising in character portraits, Robert has work in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, The Victoria and Albert Museum, the Royal Society, and several private collections. For more information see: http://www.taylor-photo.co.uk/
- Dr Stephen Tuck, Historian at the University of Oxford specialising in African American History. For more information see: www.history.ox.ac.uk/staff/postholder/tuck_sgn.htm
- Ms Shakyra Campbell, President of xACS, Oxford’s
Caribbean Society. For more information see: http://groupspaces.com/oxford-acs/
- Chairing the event was Becky Ayebia Clarke,
Park alumna and head of Ayebia publishing. For more information see: http://www.ayebia.co.uk/
Black Images seminar
Exploration and Understanding Poetry Workshop
Was an interactive poetry workshops facilitated by Oxford-based theatre group Kuumba Nia Arts. For more information contact Amantha Edmead, Artistic Director at email@example.com
Screening of Sisters in Law
For more information on the film see: