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The untold history of black women at Oxford

October 19, 2022

To mark Black History Month at Kellogg, Urvi Khaitan (DPhil Economics and Social History) has curated an exhibition on some of the first black women students to study at the University of Oxford.

The exhibition focuses on four women – Kofoworola Ademola, the first black African woman to achieve an Oxford degree; Merze Tate, the first African-American woman to do so; Florence Mahoney who did a masters at Oxford and a PhD at SOAS; and Karen Stevenson, the first African-American female Rhodes Scholar.

The exhibition presents photographs, writings, and biographies to bring to life their unique journeys, struggles, and experiences at Oxford and beyond.

Kellogg launched the exhibition with an opening event in the Hub on Monday 3rd October, with introductions from Urvi Khaitan and Kellogg Racial Equality and Justice Fellow Dr Shreya Atrey.

The exhibition is open to all, in the Hub, until 31st October.