Decolonising the curriculum: sources for Black History at Queen’s

Access to material and knowledge is at the heart of what librarians do. In an age when we are surrounded by information online it can be difficult to pick a path through the noise to find the quality material that can make a project work. To mark Black History Month 2020 our Special Collections blog posts will be considering how we can uncover black lives in available primary sources at Queen’s to encourage and facilitate the study of Black History.

Before we consider primary sources online, we will first revisit our first Black History Month blog posts from 2019. These posts showcased our first Library exhibition, in a brand new space in the McClay Library.


Black History Month Display Oct 2019

We appreciate that due to Covid-19 visitor access to the library is unavailable at the present time and that many QUB staff and students will be working remotely, but would warmly invite QUB staff and students who are in the McClay Library to check out our 2020 Black History Month display in the Special Collections’ exhibition area on the Ground Floor. And we encourage all of you to keep an eye out for our forthcoming blog posts, courtesy of HAPP subject librarian, Dr Deborah Sherlock.