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Black History Month

Explore Library resources, stories and perspectives on Black History Month from Lancaster University Library and beyond.

Black History Month Reading list

Library staff have put together an online reading list for Black History Month.

The reading list highlights books and other material available from Lancaster University Library that relate to Black History and highlight interesting perspectives and authors in other academic disciplines, such as Health, Sociology and Literature. 

Please add your comments about the readings to the reading list. If you would like to make recommendations for purchase to diversify our collection, please complete the form or email us with your ideas.

Display in the Library

Some items from the BHM reading list are on display on A Floor in the Library, so feel free to borrow some of this fantastic material! 

the black history month display in the library with books from the reading list

Interviews, Documentaries and Films

The library provides access to a number of media streaming services on which you can find playlists highlighting documentaries and films offering an insight into Black history and culture. 

Box of Broadcasts (BoB)
The Library created a video playlist called 'Black History Month - Lancaster University'. If you have suggestions for additions to this playlist please let us know by emailing

BBC Black History Month