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Black geographers: past, present, future

Read stories of Black geographers from the 1800s through to the present day who have contributed to the better understanding of our world.


Geography is about individuals', groups’ and communities’ experiences of space, that might be very different from other people’s, but that actually matter. 

Dr Pat Noxolo

This selection of contributions from Black geographers to the discipline marks Black History Month and sits alongside other equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives to make more visible, explore, support and celebrate Black geographers and Black geographies.

Using our Collections, we recognise some of those, often hidden and sometimes excluded, Black geographers working as local guides or interpreters during historic exploration. We’ve also profiled contemporary Black geographers working in research, teaching, policy and public engagement and future Black geographers who are studying at university. 

Join us in recognising these individuals and their contributions.