The Mangrove Nine

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

Reflecting on Racial Inequalities in the Discipline of History

By Kerry Pimblott In October 2018 the Royal Historical Society (RHS) released a landmark report on Race, Ethnicity and Equality in UK History. Building on the foundational work of student-led educational justice movements such as the National Union of Students’ Black Students’ Campaign, ‘Rhodes Must Fall’, and the UCL-founded ‘Why is My Curriculum White?’ campaign…