This October, Black History Month (BHM) takes on even more importance following events earlier in the year — in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, Black History Month 2020 is all the more relevant.
As part of Black History Month 2020, our academics, alumni and students weigh in on issues of equality, black achievements and black history for the SOAS blog, contributing to our celebration of black voices across the globe.
At SOAS, we are passionate about social justice, diversity and equality, and are committed to showcasing the talent, views – and reality – of black lives today.
Take a look at our range of Black History Month blogs, and get involved with #BlackHistoryMonth online.
It’s paramount that trustee boards are diverse, active, and well-equipped to deal with a huge variety of challenges.
Mohamed Yahya, the current Head of the UN Development Programme in Nigeria, discusses SOAS, young people, and opportunities for Africa.
Kirstie Kwarteng of the Nana Project shares an interview with the daughter of Theodosia Okoh – the woman that designed the Ghana flag.
Celebrate the Black British Women who spearheaded the civil rights movement in Britain.
The new Mayor of Haringey sits down with us to describe his experiences at SOAS, and the political challenges we face today.
When it comes to nuclear weapons, what do we know about Africa?
Dr. Awino Okech discusses Black History, Pan-Africanism and the joy of music with Everjoice Win.
Alumna Yaa tells us why – and how – we should travel in Africa: get off the beaten track, leave only footprints and support local businesses.
How can Black women go further? This Black History Month, join our discussion looking at Black women, higher education, and careers.
SOAS Alumnus and Managing Partner at Wayfields Partners Ltd, Peter Charway, discusses education in Britain and the influence of Africa.
“Identity is a delicate thing. All my labels come with problems.”
Professor Lutz Marten explains why now is the time to learn one of Africa’s multiple languages.
Discover the Black history of London on a walking tour during Black History Month, from Islington to Soho, Hackney to the City.
UK Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and SOAS alum David Lammy on how key 2020 will be for Black history.