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Black History Education

From the 18th century Jamaican poet who studied at Cambridge to the white women at the forefront of the abolitionist movement—school curriculums are excluding a large part of Britain's own history. Post-George Floyd and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, calls have been growing for a more inclusive education system. Wales has acknowledged the issue by becoming the first UK nation to introduce Black, Asian and minority ethnic history in its schools. Here's where the matter stands today.

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    Challenging the Curriculum

    What It Feels Like to Relearn Your Own Black British History

    What It Feels Like to Relearn Your Own Black British History

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    "The only figure I remember vividly being taught about was Harriet Tubman. There wasn’t anything else." Most of us go to school on autopilot: attending lessons, polishing off assignments and sitting exams till we’re no longer obliged to. You implicitly trust the curriculum – it’s school, right? – …

    Why have British schools white-washed history?

    Why have British schools white-washed history?

    Knowing about our history is important; our modern society didn't happen by accident, it's the result of a series of events and it's vital that we know about them. But what about all the history we weren't taught? The more I studied, the more I began to notice something: there were gaps in my …

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