About the Project

What is the Black History Project? Here's all you need to know on why we're uncovering local black histories and how we aim to do it.

The University of Leicester is committed to ensuring we’re at the forefront of important and unique research across all disciplines. We believe in the value of our students and their ability to take the lead on projects which enrich society through discovery and recovery, whilst allowing students to develop their skills and enhance their employability. This is why we’re working with students across all disciplines, from undergraduate to PhD, to develop our Black History Learning Resource.

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We’re using University resources and expertise to enable passionate students to uncover the vital and currently underrepresented history of black people in Leicestershire and at the University. Over the course of the academic year, staff and students are collaborating to uncover historical material across our vast archives, so that we may have a more complete story of black Leicester.

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Our findings are being compiled into an online learning resource, which will be accessible to all, in the hopes that future generations will be able to benefit and learn from the history of an underrepresented group in the U.K.s most diverse city. The project will enable students to increase their employability by developing their skills in research, archival work, web design, curation, editing software, while at the same time engaging their shared passion for discovering previously hidden histories.

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To find out how the project is getting on, check our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates. If you'd like to get involved, don't hesitate to drop us an email.

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