Black History Month Poster with a Woman with an afro as a shadow
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Black History Month 2023

Our events to mark and celebrate Black History this October.

Join us in ‘Saluting Our Sisters’ and the #WEMATTER movement during Black History Month 2023. This year, the Black History Month national campaign highlights the crucial role that black women have played in shaping history, inspiring change, and building communities. It encourages everyone take opportunities to learn about and celebrate the contributions of black women throughout history.

Our events this year are brought to you by three university areas: our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Team, the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation and the Hull University Students Union (HUSU).

  • Our EDI team are at the forefront of the University of Hull's commitment to promoting equality of opportunity for all, giving every individual the chance to achieve their potential, free from prejudice and discrimination. 
  • The Wilberforce Institute is advancing the end of slavery and exploitation worldwide. Their research on historical and modern slavery informs understanding, policy and debate. Their experts provide services and training to businesses and professionals in the field to tackle modern-day slavery.  
  • The University and Students’ Union are committed to social justice, diversity and inclusion and welcome the opportunity to encourage staff and students to celebrate Black History Month and be agents of change.

For more information about our events, email

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team events

Images of black women famous in history
Human Library Banner, Purple Background with Human Library Written on it
Black History Month Banner, Images of famous black women on a green backgroung
A woman dressed in orange, yellow and red festival feather dress
Gamal Turawa Presenting
Woman standing in front of a lectern
Woman standing in front of lectern

Hull's Young Mayors

"Youth Aspire Connect and Hull's Young Mayor Campaign Team present" written in white on a blue background

Wilberforce Institute events

Footballers Taking the Knee
Hull's 110th Mayor
Image of the Bridlington Spa building
A text talking about a slave called Joe Cinnamon

HUSU events

Give it a Go Poster
Give it a Go poster
Image of a woman made of paper with an afro
Give it a Go poster
Give it a Go poster

Middleton Hall Events

Farming movie film poster

Networks and Support Groups

Group of different people joining hands
Global Engagement