September 2021 | Black Consciousness Workshop

African History Project – Black Man on Computer (3) copy

Black Consciousness Workshop

This course will take place on:

Saturday 18 September 2021

  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Format: online, live seminars

Join us for this enlightening and engaging course in which we will not only place Black Consciousness in its historical context but will learn how to deploy its tools in pursuit of our personal and collective growth.

Through the study of the writings of South African revolutionary Steve Biko, Martiniquan political thinker Frantz Fanon, Brazilian educational theorist Paolo Freire and others, we’ll map a course in Black Consciousness and begin to understand the roots of psychological colonisation.

In particular, participants will gain an understanding of the role of history, language, education, religion, reflection and esteem in any attempt to overcome the psychological effects of oppression and begin the process of decolonisation.

By considering the current state of global Blackness, as well as the specifics of the Black experience in various parts of Africa and its diaspora, students will explore both the necessities of, as well as the practicalities of, deploying Black Consciousness programmes in their own communities.

Schedule for the Day

  • 09.15 – 09.30: Welcome to the Course
  • 09.30 – 10.15: What is Black Consciousness – Introducing Biko
  • 10.30 – 12.30: Mapping the Colonial World (1) – Observation, Experience, History, Education, Religion and Language


  • 13.30 – 15.30: Mapping the Colonial World (2) – Observation, Experience, History, Education, Religion and Language
  • 15.45 – 17.15: De-Colonising Systems, Spaces and Psychologies – Positive Psychology, History, Education, Religion, Language, Protest, Vocation
    17.15 – 17.30: Closing Remarks

Course Delivery 

The course is delivered through live online seminars. Class sizes will be small enough to facilitate discussion and allow participants to contribute their thoughts on the readings and the ideas being considered.

Any questions

If you have any questions about this or any of our courses, please don’t hesitate to send an email to:


Apeike Umolu is an historian and the founder of the African History Project. She lectures in all aspects of Black history and specialises in West African political literary culture. She has undertaken historical studies at the University of Oxford and is working on her first book “on Black Consciousness”.

Course Features

  • Lectures 6
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 1 Day
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 5
  • Assessments Yes

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