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Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Education Resources: Welcome

Library Collections


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Natives : race and class in the ruins of empire / Akala

'Making Black History' (2018)

WW1 British Caribbean Experience

This 50-minute historical documentary looks at the British Caribbean experience of the First World War and its legacies, as revealed by the last surviving veterans of the British West Indies Regiment. The film is formed of archival materials, drama reconstructions and eye-witness and expert interviews shot in Jamaica, Cuba, Guyana, Barbados, St. Lucia, Italy and the UK.

The information pack on the accompanying website has free resources including a summary, image gallery and timeline.


This guide was first created by Emma Allison who has left the IOE and is now being updated by Nazlin Bhimani. The aim of the guide is to highlight some of the resources on the history and experiences of BAME people. The resources are identified through personal knowledge, via various lists and by consulting with other librarians and academics.

Alt History: Black British History We’re Not Taught in Schools

Black History Month October 2020

October is Black History Month (BHM) in the UK. The Black History Month website is updated annually and has a useful list of activities, talks and events.

In 2017 BLM celebrated some important anniversaries:

  • 70th anniversary of HMT Empire Windrush.
  • 70th anniversary of the NHS.
  • 60th anniversary of Notting Hill Riots.
  • 50th anniversary of the 1968 Race Relations Act.
  • 50th anniversary of Enoch Powell’s Speech Rivers of Blood.
  • 50th anniversary of the Race Equality think tank, The Runnymede Trust.

In 2019 BHM marked the 30th anniversary of Black History Month UK.  The Black History Month Magazine provides information on the event and the BHM website lists relevant activities, including talks and screenings.

In 2020, BHM focuses on Racism, Afrophobia & the forgotten black heroes of the NHS.

About this guide:

This guide seeks to be an inclusive hub for information relating to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities in the UK with reference to education. The guide also provides a snapshot of the range of international resources available for a study of BAME experiences.

The term 'BME' or 'Black and Minority Ethnic' is UK-based terminology which although superseded by 'BAME', Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, still remains popular. BME is not generally used internationally. In North America the terms 'African American' are the preferred terms in relation to people of African heritage and 'Asian' for people of Asian heritage. Previous UK terminology includes 'Minority Ethnic' and 'Ethnic Minority'. These terms may be useful when searching for older information regarding the educational experiences of BME people.

The Doll Test: Effects of Racsim on Children


Learn about race, inequality and social justice

There is an urgent need to confront issues of race, inequality, and social justice, and to build a deeper awareness that promotes empathy and understanding. Critical issues must be faced, steps must be taken, and changes must be made in order to effectively address the underlying, systemic issues which give rise to social injustice.

'White Fragility' (2018)

Black History Walks

Black History Walks offer guided Walking Tours in London which focus on the African history of London. The walks take place in 10 different areas from February to November and last about two hours. Private walks available on request, at times to suit your  School, University, Birthday or Staff group.

A list of relevant films and talks are listed on the events blog.