History In An Hour and developer Collca has announced Black History In An Hour for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

Informative and concise, the slave trade and slavery, emancipation, reconstruction and the Civil Rights movement are all covered in just one hour of reading.

The book is targeted at commuters, students and the curious who want to learn the facts and context about Black History but don’t have much time. It promises an engaging narrative, photos, timelines and biographies of key players.

"We may remember still the flashpoints of the Civil Rights movement in the States but we often forget how just a few decades ago, even the simplest of things, such as asking for a coffee in a diner, could become fraught with intimidation and violence for anyone of colour, being jeered at and having ketchup smeared over your hair," author and founder of History in An Hour, Rupert Colley tells Macworld.

"Or the riots caused by a black student demanding his right to a University education. And all this was still taking place a whole century following the US constitutional amendments recognising African Americans as US civilians."

Available from the Apple iTunes App Store, Black History In An Hour costs £1.79 and requires the iOS 3.0 Software Update or later.

Black History In An Hour iPhone app

Black History Month (BHM) is held every October in the UK and Ireland, and aims to promote knowledge of black history and black experiences.

Black History In An Hour is the fifth in the History In An Hour series of ebooks to be made available as an iPhone or iPad app or as an ebook available from the iBook store and many other outlets.