Black History Month UK ENAR

Celebrating Black History Month (UK)!

October marks the celebration of Black History Month in the UK. In a recent interview with Euronews, ENAR Director of Policy, Advocacy, and Network Development Ojeaku Nwabuzo discussed the importance of Black History Month, saying: “It’s an opportunity for people to consider and expand their knowledge of Black history.”

Sadly, the event is, by and large, missing across European Member States.

“The reason why Black History Month was initiated, was because of the institutional racism within the schools and within the curriculum, and the fact that either Black people’s histories were omitted, or there was discriminatory racist stereotyping of Black people,” Nwabuzo says.

Although Black History Month is nearly over in the UK, we should continuously seek to expand our understanding of Black History, as well as the contribution and presence of Black people throughout European culture and history. To that end, ENAR has compiled a small list of recommendations spanning from movies, books, and musicians which explore Black history and culture:



  • Hidden Figures (2016)
  • Fences (2016)
  • Moonlight (2016)
  • Malcolm X (1992)



“Gore” by Lous and The Yakuza

Are You Experienced” by The Jimi Hendrix Experience

What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye

Game Theory” by The Roots

To Pimp A Butterfly” by Kendrick Lamar

You can find out more about the discrimination Black people and people of African descent face in Europe by reading our 2014/2015 Shadow Report on Afrophobia.


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