The Beginnings of Manchester’s Caribbean Carnival

In the month of October we will be marking Black History Month by sharing a series of short essays written by four recent graduates of the History Department at the University of Manchester. These students were part of Kerry Pimblott’s third-year seminar on the Black Freedom Movement and were tasked with putting their new historical…

Black Women Organising: What we can learn from the rise and fall of OWAAD

In the month of October we will be marking Black History Month by sharing a series of short essays written by four recent graduates of the History Department at the University of Manchester. These students were part of Kerry Pimblott’s third-year seminar on the Black Freedom Movement and were tasked with putting their new historical…

Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter

Staff at the History Department, in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, stand shoulder to shoulder with the Black Lives Matter movement in the US, UK and across the world. The killing of George Floyd has seized global attention by highlighting the deep-rooted problem of state violence and systematic racism. As historians we are…