BHM Lecture: Why history matters by Professor Hakim Adi

In this lecture, Professor Adi shares his own experience of Black History Month. He reflects on the struggles, over the last 40 years, to combat eurocentrism and develop what is often termed ‘Black British History’, and discusses his new book, African and Caribbean in Britain: A History.

Professor Hakim Adi is Professor of the History of Africa and the African Diaspora at the University of Chichester. He was the first historian of African heritage to become a professor of history in Britain.


In January 2018, he launched the world’s first online Masters by Research programme on the History of Africa and the African Diaspora. Hakim is also the founder and consultant historian of the Young Historians Project. He has appeared in many documentary films, on TV and on radio and has written widely on the history of Africa and the African Diaspora, including history books for children such as The History of African and Caribbean People in Britain (Wayland, 2020) and African Migrations (Wayland, 2020).

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Thu, 27 October 2022, 17:30 – 18:30 BST

Location: Curtis Auditorium Herschel Building Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RY

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