It’s Black History Month! As part of our celebrations this October, we are asking our members to share their Black History Month recommendations.
The Black History Month picks recommended by our members are a great way to learn more about the Black experience, identity and culture. You can pick up a new book, discover a new author or performer, or try something new.
A huge thank you to everyone who has taken the time to share their recommendations.
As recommended by: Ebitimi Williams, Paralegal Assistant
The book I would recommend would be Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime because it provides a unique insight into Black history in South Africa and its quite funny).
I would recommend 13th on Netflix. It explores the history of racial inequality which Black African Americans suffer. It also sheds a light on the disproportionate amount of Black Americans who have either fallen victim to the prison system or in currently serving time in prison.
A podcast I would recommend would the Mind the GAP by Lisa Wahinya ( @generationallens on Instagram). Lisa interviews a wide variety of guest who are the first in their family to either be raised in the UK with immigrant parents or what is was like being the first in their family to come out as LGBT+. The podcast often discusses how guests have navigated being both British and being raised by immigrant parents.
See and Experience
I would recommend attending the Notting Hill Carnival; an annual event which celebrates Caribbean culture. It is a way for my colleagues to learn new things and experience Caribbean culture and the food is good ( I might be bias).