The Black Curriculum is an initiative that teaches Black history all year round in the school year, to 8-16 year olds.
The work you do is INCREDIBLY important. Thank you
My youngest is currently studying Empire/Slavery in school - although effort is being made by teachers, I constantly have to add or modify the narrative given to avoid him just getting the white gaze version. If all teachers and curriculum setters could be inspired to read up on the subject more that would be wonderful, and obviously if schools could get essential reading too for students, eg Akala's Ruins of Empire and Johnny Pitts' Afropean for various bits of historic insights. Thanks for your work!
This project is wonderful, I think there are some people doing things locally but it needs to become part of the national curriculum which is why I hope you get fully funded to drive this forward. I hope eventually we will have a comprehensively global and post-colonial outlook in our education system, teaching how British history fits with other parts of the world as well as the stories of people's who came here to make modern Britain. Teaching working class history is also vital so we understand colonialism and racism was taught to promote the interests of the 1%, ordinary people are on the same side. Really excited to see how your work develops, thank you so much.
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