Black History Month: Keynote Speech from Akala

Akala, the MOBO award-winning hip hop artist, founder of The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company and social entrepreneur, will be kicking off the University’s Black History Month programme.

With his SUNDAY TIMES bestseller ‘Natives’ having been the Connect UH Common Reading Experience book for 2019 – 2020, he will be speaking on recent events that have affected Black people in the UK.

If you are planning to join, you may be interested in reading his book, ‘Natives’, which shows how race, class and the legacies of empire shape life in Britain today, and discussing it with your pupils.

Please note that this event begins at 17:00 which we appreciate is outside of core school hours, however we welcome attendance from schools if they would like to join.

This event is organised by the Widening Access and Student Success (WASS) team.

Find out more about Black History Month at the University of Hertfordshire.