Black History Month 2019 - primary and secondary resources

Black History Month runs throughout October 2019.

Explore our resources around black history, heritage, culture and achievements.

Make use of the teacher notes to fit the classroom.

We have content suitable for primary and secondary, from KS2 to GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and National 3 to Higher in Scotland.

Read the stories of three people who changed history.

Primary

The Life and Work of Rosa Parks
video
The Life and Work of Harriet Tubman
video
School Radio - The memory of Dr Martin Luther King's speech
audio
Victorians: The life of Mary Seacole
collection
Assemblies KS2 - Rosa Parks
Assemblies KS2 - Dr Martin Luther King

Secondary

James Somerset and the case that began the end of slavery
video
Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners
collection
Immigration to London from Ghana and Jamaica
video
Checking Out Me History by John Agard
video
Blues and ragtime
video
The American Civil War
video

World War One

Why did an African American soldier fight for France in WW1?
video
Challenging racial stereotypes in France in World War One
video
West African troops in the French army
video

From around the BBC

What was the slave trade?
Dads and daughters discuss history and identity
BBC Radio 1xtra celebrates Black History Month.