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Black History Month


The Black History Month is celebrated annually in October throughout the UK. It was first held in 1987.

The aims of the month are to heighten awareness and promote knowledge of black history and experience and acknowledge the contributions made by people of African, Asian and Caribbean people to the cultural, economic and political life. 

To find out more about the month please visit the following websites:

(Please note that USSA is not responsible for the contents of external websites)

BBC Radio 1 Black History

The Guardian Black History TImeline.

Also check out the various Black History Month events being held in Glasgow Below. 


Black History Month : Film Screening

USSA is offering a chance to see the award-winning, newly released documentary "Road to Apartheid" narrated by Alice Walker (author of The Colour Purple). It depicts the rise and fall of the apartheid system in South Africa, and exposes the parrellels that can be linked to the current oppression of Palestinians by the Israeli state. Not one to miss!

Archbishop Desmond Tutu says "Roadmap to Apartheid is very powerful and compelling, and the visuals of house demolitions are appalling. 

  • Film was well attended by students
  • Attendees were education about the Aparthied in South Africa
  • The film asked the attendees to consider the similarities between South Africa and Palestine. 
  • Attended by the NUS UK Black Students Officer

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