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Black History Month

Our events to mark and celebrate Black History this October

Time for Change: Action Not Words. This year, the Black History Month national campaign emphasises that it needs real support from allies to ensure real change. It encourages everyone to reset, provide support with actions, not words, and move beyond being a passive bystander.

Being an ally means moving beyond short-term or performative gestures and taking real, long-term action. Black History Month is a time to celebrate black history, heritage and culture, and the iconic figures that have contributed so much.

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

Black History Month

Black History Month

Wilberforce Institute events

Waterloo family
Historical slavery
Karen Okra

Time Travel Adventures of Ara

HUSU events

Black History Month
Film Club

R and B
Market stalls