Black History Month at Adsetts Library

Black History Month
Celebrating and reflecting on the diverse history of those from African and Caribbean descent. This includes their history, achievements and contributions to the social, political and economic cultural development of the UK.
This year’s black history celebration is themed “making the invisible, visible” through celebrating the hard work, struggles and successes of Black people which often goes unnoticed not only within higher education but also in society.
Adsetts library
We’ve put together a journal display, located at the back of level five, echoing the UK wide celebration of history and achievements of the black community.
Focusing particularly on the media industry, the journals displayed include pictures of and interviews with influential people of colour including;
  • Laverne Cox
  • Elsie Njeri
  • Chance the Rapper
  • Black Panther
  • Naomi Campbell
We’ve also put together a Reading List Online titled: Black History Month 2019: Making the Invisible Visible. You can find a range of books and articles to celebrate and explore themes:
  • the degree attainment gap
  • belonging
  • leadership
  • student and staff mental health and wellbeing
These themes are highlighted in the month long programme of events happening across the University. All the resources listed are in the Hallam Library collections and are available to borrow for free by Sheffield Hallam University students or staff. Explore the reading list here.
Share your thoughts
There is space to express what Black History Month means to you; whether a quote, a drawing, or a short statement encouraging the discussion of why celebrating black history and diversity is important.
Find out more
If you would like to learn more about Black History Month click here
Visit Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union to see all the events and student – led initiatives available to empower students of colour.