Black History Month
10 Black Influencers to research
Claudia Jones - Founder of Notting Hill Carnival
Evelyn Dove - First Black singer on BBC Radio
John Edmonstone - Ex-Slave and Teacher to Charles Darwin
Kemi Badenoch, MP. - Secretary of State for International Trade
Lynette Yiabom-Boakye - British artist and writer
Margaret Busby - Britain's first Black female publisher
Olaudah Equiano - Best selling African writer and Abolitionist
Olive Morris - Community Leader - Community Leader and Activist
Ozwald Boateng - Fashion Designer
African Caribbean Society
University of the Arts London's African Caribbean Society (UAL:ACS) is a community for those who love to experience enriched African and Caribbean culture.
Black London Creatives
BLC* (Black London Creatives) is a project that showcases the black creative diaspora across London.
Arts' SU Black Students' directory
Find out more about the support services, groups and programmes across UAL and the Arts' SU specific to Black students.
UAL Anti-racism strategy
The anti-racism plan sets clear objectives and expectations for us to tackle racial inequality, as we work together to make UAL an anti-racist university.
POC LGBTQ+ Society
A collective of queer creatives of colour that aim to create a safe space and environment for other queer People of Colour to make friends and connect with others who resonate with their experiences.
A selection of books for you to enjoy, search the UAL Library catalogue or visit UAL Libraries to discover more titles.
- Barlow, B., Klanten, R., Ehmann, S., Obrecht, V., Napier, L. and MacNaughtan, J. (2016). Africa rising; Fashion, design and lifestyle from Africa, Berlin: Gestalten.
- Brathwaite, K. and Ford, T. (2019). Black is beautiful. New York: Aperture.
- Day, D R. and Awake, M. (2019). Dapper Dan. New York: Random House.
- Gainer, N. (2015). Vintage black glamour. London, England: Rocket 88.
- Gainer, N.(2020). Vintage Black Glamour : Gentlemen's Quarters. London, England: Rocket 88.
- Lewis, S P. (2017). Dandy lion: the black dandy and street style. New York: Aperture.
- Reynolds, M. (2019). Supreme models : Iconic black women who revolutionized fashion. New York: Abrams.
- Sargent, A. (2019). The new black vanguard. New York: Aperture.
- Tulloch, C. and Victoria and Albert Museum. (2004). Black style. London: V&A Publications; New York.
- Tulloch, C. (2016). The Birth of Cool : Style narrative of the African diaspora. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.
- White, Constance C R, and Steele, V. (2018). How to Slay: Inspiration from the Queens & Kings of Black Style. New York, Rizzoli. Berlin: Gestalten