This article points out that the transatlantic slave trade and the US civil rights movement are largely the only black history taught in UK schools, normally in October when we celebrate Black History Month.
Melody Triumph, policy specialist at The Black Curriculum (an organisation which teaches black British history in schools) states:
“lf you’re omitting different histories and narratives, you’re saying that these people aren’t part of this country, this nation, this heritage – or they’re not important enough to be taught as common knowledge.”
This piece goes on to outline a few episodes of black British history we weren’t taught in school.
Source: BBC News Website
Date: 9th June 2020