Black History Month

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1st October 2018

The Importance Of Black History Month

Rageh Omar discusses Black History Month and how he feels that it has lost its importance in modern Britain because it hasn't moved with the times. He shares his views and opinions, and discusses how the month could be developed to cover a wider range of race issues.

Akala on Black History Month

Akala - rapper, poet and journalist - shares his views on Black History Month and the general attitude towards Black History.

Dr Hakim on Black History Month: Part One

Dr Hakim discusses the significance of Black History, and explains how the need to dedicate a month to this subject serves to demonstrate how forgotten it is during the rest of the year.

Dr Hakim On Black History Month: Part Two

Dr Hakim discusses the significance of Black History, and explains how the need to dedicate a month to this subject serves to demonstrate how forgotten it is during the rest of the year.

Darcus Howe On Black History

Writer and broadcaster Darcus talks about who defines black history.

What Do You Mean I Can't Change the World?

Jemmar tells the story of how she went from hating how she looked, to a realisation of the injustices that made her feel that way, to proud acceptance of herself as a beautiful, working class, black young woman. She is now an activist, working for social justice and inspiring other young people to campaign for the issues that affect their lives.

Told by Jemmar Samuels.

Directed by Adam Tyler.

CREDITS

 

Don't Forget The Past

Alex Pascal Obe argues that the UK must pay more attention to Black history. He refers to the 60th anniversary of the Windrush arriving in Britain - a ship which brought Jamaican immigrants to the UK. The anniversary happened in 2008.

Black History Excludes Us

Members of a Somali youth group air their views on black history and Somali identity alongside Rageh Omar.

Black To Yellow

Chris Lamontagne performs a poem in response to Charles Booth's Map Descriptive of London Poverty 1889-1891. He examines how people are still stereotyped according to race and class and the inequalities of today's society. This film was produced by Manifesta as part of their Breaking into the Museum project, with support from the Museum of London and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Brixton Riots

A reading of "Five Nights of Bleeding" by Linton Kwesi Johnson, with a visit to the scene of the 1981 Brixton Riots. This film was produced by Manifesta as part of their Breaking into the Museum project, with support from the Museum of London and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

A Month Of Black History

Members of the public give their opinions on the idea of having a month dedicated to Black history.

Poor Black People

TrueTube takes to the streets to tackle the theory that Black and Asian people are poorer than White people. Do you think racism still exists? Do you think equality in the work place does exist?

Here To Stay

Wordless story of racism. A young black girl meets a prejudicd man on the tube. Defiantly she continues on her way and ignores the man, knowing her rights as a member of the community. Uploaded as part of the Belonging project by Manifesta