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History & The Arts

The American Civil Rights Movement

In this free course, The American Civil Rights Movement, you will learn about the mass movement for racial equality in the United States that reached its zenith during the 1950s and 1960s. During this turbulent period in United States history, black Americans sought to overturn deeply entrenched systems of racial segregation and ...

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3 hrs
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A difficult conversation to have about racism article icon

Education & Development

A difficult conversation to have about racism

Natasha Rani talks about the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement on her own experiences of racism.

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African Caribbean religions and the problem of representation

Hilde Capparella explores the negative narrative created around Africa and African cultures by the West and how this lead to the demonisation of African Caribbean religions.

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Can we be categorised by our DNA?

“Race is just a social construct!” You may have heard experts say, but what does the science say? Can our DNA group us the way many imagine?

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20 mins
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Julie Asumu: mother, grandmother, stalwart of Manchester’s Black community, activist and care giver article icon

Education & Development

Julie Asumu: mother, grandmother, stalwart of Manchester’s Black community, activist and care giver

Born in a rural village in Nigeria, Julie Asumu gives us a personal account of her journey to England and her support for refugees and asylum seekers.

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A Black feminist approach to explore the policing of Black youth

Lurraine Jones draws on the cases of Stephen Lawrence and Mark Duggan, the stereotype of the angry black woman and asks whether a more ethnically diverse police force would distil racism in the police force.

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Education & Development

Ramadan: What do you need to know?

How can you make your workplace more inclusive during Ramadan? Asif Sadiq MBE, Senior Vice President and Head of Equity and Inclusion at Warner Media International, explains in this article.

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Health, Sports & Psychology

Black and Minority Ethnic students: Mental wellbeing and study support

Check out these FREE resources collated by the Black student and Mental Health declarations working group set up as part of The Open University’s Access and Participation Plan.

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10 mins
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Education & Development

Black History Month 2021 talks

Explore the recorded presentations from The Open University's Black History Month event in October 2021.

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3 hrs
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History & The Arts

Ramadan Mubarak!

The holy month of Ramadan, determined by the lunar cycle, runs from 2nd April - 1st May this year. Discover how this isn't just a time for abstaining but a time for celebration while showing devotion to Islam.

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Education & Development

A tribute to Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu died in Cape Town on Boxing Day. In this article, Anna Page reflects on meeting and being in the presence of the cleric and social activist at St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town.

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Decolonisation and Higher Education: Closing the Degree Awarding Gap

Dr Clare Choak takes a black and postcolonial feminist approach to explore the degree awarding gap and looks at what can be done to close it. 

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