David Olusoga is Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester, and has done much to heighten awareness of Black history as a part of UK history as a whole. In Black and British: A Forgotten History, published in 2016, he takes British Black history all the way back to Roman times and puts it in a global context. This is a serious history book that’s also highly readable. If you like it, you might like to see David Olusoga’s own reading recommendations, in his 2010 interview with us on race and slavery.
Books for Black History Month