Main content

Black British history

A look back at some landmark moments in British Black history to mark Black History Month in the UK.

To mark Black History Month in the UK we look back at some landmark moments in British Black History. We hear how the famous cricketer Learie Constantine broke the colour bar, and about the Notting Hill race riots and the Bristol bus boycott. Plus, we speak to Britain’s first black female MP Diane Abbott, and one of the thousands of mixed race children born of relationships between black GIs and British women during the Second World War. With Professor Hakim Adi.

Photo: Sir Learie Constantine outside Westminster Abbey in 1966. Credit: Douglas Miller/Keystone/Getty Images.

Available now

53 minutes

Last on

Mon 14 Oct 2019 23:06GMT

Broadcasts

  • Sat 12 Oct 2019 14:06GMT
  • Sun 13 Oct 2019 14:06GMT
  • Mon 14 Oct 2019 23:06GMT

World War II Collection

World War II Collection

Looking back at almost six years of global conflict, from Hiroshima to the Holocaust

Collapse of the Soviet Union

Collapse of the Soviet Union

It's 25 years since Mikhail Gorbachev stood down and the dissolution of the USSR began

Cuban History Collection

Cuban History Collection

Stories from Cuba's recent history and its difficult relationship with the US

Great Sporting Moments in Olympic History

Great Sporting Moments in Olympic History

Stories of endurance, world records and remarkable athletes

Podcast