The Society is marking this year's Black History Month by recognising the contributions of a selection of Black geographers to the discipline. This sits alongside other initiatives to make more visible, explore, support and celebrate Black geographers and Black geographies. Each Thursday during October, we will be sharing short profiles of some of the Black geographers who have a connection with the Society or who appear in the Society’s historical Collections.
Using our Collections, we’ll be recognising those, often hidden and sometimes excluded, Black geographers working as local guides or interpreters during historic exploration. We’ll also be profiling 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.
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