Black History Courses
Our series of Black History Courses offer a unique opportunity for you to learn, explore and become inspired by the histories of Black people in Britain. Through a range of distinct five-week courses, you will work with leading experts and historians to critically engage with archives, unearth often untold histories, and gain a broader knowledge of an underrepresented history in Britain. Each course will draw on our archive collection and the extensive research knowledge of the course leaders, and aim to expand your knowledge of broader British history.
Current courses available:
The Amazing James Baldwin
Wednesdays, 19, 26 April and 3, 10, 17 May, 6.30pm-8.30pm
An exciting, interactive multi-media course to mark the release of the Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro by Raoul Peck. This five-week course is an introduction to James Baldwin and a selection of his works. The course draws on a range of written and visual material to present an overview of his writings and contributions to the questions of race and identity, examining how they continue to impact us now.
It will use obscure video clips of James Baldwin (interviews, speeches, TV appearances) and some of his most widely received fiction and non-fiction writing, including Going to Meet the Man, Sonny’s Blues, Notes of a Native Son, and The Fire Next Time. Rare photos, paintings, and sketches that capture his spirit are also included.
- Introduce Baldwin’s work to a new generation.
- Highlight and explore his lesser known works.
- Use his analysis of 1960s-80s society to interrogate present day local and global racism
- Promote the consumption of Black history and literature
Course Leaders: Tony Warner and Dr Michelle Asantewa
Fees and Eligibility
- Courses are suitable for all abilities. Recommended for 16 years and older.
- Fees per 5-week course are £50 per person.
- Please ensure you are able to commit to the full course to fully benefit, as each week covers different topics and subject areas.
For enquiries about the Black Cultural Archives’ Black History Courses, email email@example.com