Arts & Culture

Great Black Women in History: A 6 week online course

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | 02 September 2020
Online | £180

This informative and inspirational course explores the lives, work and legacy of remarkable Black Women who distinguished themselves in their time and shaped the course of culture and history. The invisibility of Black women in history is linked to the fact that some historians felt that Black women’s issues did not merit inclusion and their contributions were ignored. It is important to recognise that the study of Black Women’s history makes for a much more inclusive, richer, fuller and more importantly, truthful account of World History.

This course uncovers the biography and achievements of great women from Ancient and Medieval Africa, through the transatlantic enslavement period, right up to the present.

This is an introductory course and assumes no prior knowledge of the subject area, but the adult student is taken through an avalanche of information. Reading lists are provided. There are no entry requirements for this course and learners will not have to take any exams.

Using a lecture-discussion format, the course will run for six weeks, one lecture per week on Wednesday evening from 19:00 GMT to 21:00 GMT via Zoom Webinar.

The total course cost is £180 per person.


  • Week 1: The African Mother Goddesses and the Birth of Civilisation
  • Week 2: Women in Ancient Kemet: Biography of the Queens and Women’s Rights
  • Week 3: The Queens of Ancient Ethiopia
  • Week 4: The Queens and Great Women of Medieval Africa
  • Week 5: Black Women in Resistance to Enslavement
  • Week 6:  Black Women in Britain: Uncovering the hidden herstories

Spaces are limited.


The course fee for the whole 6 weeks is £180 per person.

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Image credit:  Ugo-Sirius Art -‘The Many Manifestations of KOMOSU’ By Sirius-Ugo Art. KOMOSU Is the primordial IGBO Mother Goddess, who gave birth to the Universe of Light, and then reincarnated as Ala, Ana, Ani, Eternal Earth.

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