Thursday saw the start of October and with it the beginning of Black History Month. Google marked this with a Google Doodle celebrating the life of Ignatius Sancho Born on a slave ship, he was a former slave who advocated for abolition through letter-writing. He became a writer, composer, business owner and the first person of African descent to cast a vote in a British general election.
This week’s Library News Digest on Wakelet includes a wealth of articles, podcasts, documentaries and audiobooks by and about inspirational Black people:
- Black Classical Music: The forgotten history (BBC 4)
- Coming in from the cold (TalkSPORT: A definitive documentary about the history of the rise of black footballers in the men’s game in England.)
- A History of Black Classical Music ( 3 part series on Radio 3)
- ‘Reading the Globe: Nigeria’ Listen to abridged radio adaptations of Half of a Yellow Sun, My Sister, the Serial Killer, Things Fall Apart and more.
- 15 black dancers who changed American dance
- BPE podcast Episode 1 – Thomas Gainsborough 1768 ‘Ignatius Sancho’National Portrait Gallery: For this year’s
- National Portrait Gallery: For this year’s Black History Month we have invited the next generation of creatives, thinkers and cultural leaders to reflect on the sitters in our Collection. We’ll be sharing new content here throughout October.
- David Olusoga – Black and British: A forgotten history (iPlayer – 4 x 1 hour episodes)
Don’t miss the Black History Timeline display in Back Quad and the display of books in the library. Have a browse of the book recommendations on the Library padlets: Black Voices and Fighting Racism