Black History Month


We are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Black History Month in the UK by holding exciting events throughout October!

Events for You:

Movie Night - 9th, 16th and 23rd October

Fashion Show and Entertainment Night - 18th October

Panel Talk - 26th October

Gala - 30th October 

Black History Month takes place throughout October each year in the UK. It marks a month of awareness and celebration of Black history, culture, and community, and seeks to empower and represent BME peoples throughout the UK.

At Coventry University Students’ Union (CUSU) we are extremely proud to be celebrating Black History Month once again, and to have this opportunity to celebrate the diverse and multicultural student body represented here.

This year is the 30th anniversary of Black History Month in the UK and the theme is “Dig Deeper, Look closer think bigger


Please go to the national Black History Month website for masses of information on what is happening around the country, interviews, films, articles, discussions and debate.  You will find a wealth of amazing information for example the page on “Black History Firsts” which includes the first Black International British footballer in 1871  and Phillis Wheatley in 1753 who was the first published Black American poet

Once again CUSU will be celebrating the achievements of our students as well as staff, alumni, and the wider community of the Midlands. Throughout the month we’re running a huge number of events, including: panel discussions, student talent and fashion, film nights, and a gala evening. We will also have physical displays in and around The Hub highlighting figures of importance from Black history, culture, politics, and African heritage.




Black History Month is all about focusing on the past, present, and future of BME communities and people, looking forwards to how we can find more opportunities and continue to make things better. Within the theme of history, we're reflecting on key moments in BME history, as well as central figures of leadership, and not to mention the longstanding cultural heritage and proud traditions of BME communities. 


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