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Black History Month

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Black History Resources


Discover more about Black history with the Library's online and print collections. 

Online collections

Our online collections allow you to explore Black history through contemporary newspaper reporting, first-hand accounts and official documents.


Black experiences in the UK

Our collections allow you to discover Black voices in the UK political and cultural context. We've highlighted a  selection of titles below, but these only scratch the surface. Use Library Search to explore the collections further.


Exploring wider resources

The Library has created some resource lists to help you discover more about about Black History. From primary source collections to podcasts, these lists are a jumping-off point for your own explorations.

Titles from our Bristol Reads Collections

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Cover art: New daughters of Africa
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