Black History Month

As part of Black History Month The Derby High School were delighted to be at the heart of sessions organised by The University Of Manchester.

King’s House hosted famous historian David Olugsoga OBE. He delivered a superb lecture highlighting the global impact of the British Empire. Our students then looked at the importance of Oral History focusing on people who had come to Britain from The West Indies. The importance of their stories and their emotional impact showed students the immense value of their voices. Another vital session was exploring the impact of Rap music and how it can communicate powerful messages regarding Black History.

The overriding theme from this day was the importance of listening to the stories of those who were not the rulers, or political hierarchy but these were the messages that must be listened to, those voices not in power, but evoking immense power and importance.