Black History Month 2023 – decolonising reading lists

Black History Month open educational resources Kortext Open Resources Collection

In the academic year 2020/21, 39.4% of white graduates got a first class degree, compared with 20% of Black graduates, according to government statistics. While the gap between white and Black graduates achieving a first or 2:1 has narrowed (from 26.2% in 2014/15 to 18.6% in 2020/21), there is still much work to be done

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Black History Month 2023 – celebrating Black British female authors

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This year, Black History Month is dedicated to honouring the achievements of Black women. The theme of ‘Saluting Our Sisters’ recognises the exceptional contributions that pioneering Black women have made to all aspects of society. To that end, we’re sharing a list of ten must-read books to celebrate the outstanding literary contributions of Black British

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Honouring Black History Month in higher education

When I received the email that confirmed my place at university despite less than impressive grades (I literally have two whole A Levels), I couldn’t help but wonder whether my space was awarded on merit or the fact that I ticked the box that said ‘Mixed Black Caribbean’.  Although we’re living in a more progressive

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Celebrating Black History Month

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This October marks the 30th anniversary of Black History Month in the UK in what has been a pivotal year for the global #BlackLivesMatter movement.  As an ally to the black community, here at Kortext we are celebrating black stories and achievements by compiling a booklist of fiction by black writers and historical stories from

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