Black History Month

People from African and Caribbean backgrounds have been a fundamental part of British history for centuries, however, their value and contribution to society is often overlooked, ignored or distorted. The founder of The Black Curriculum, Lavinya Stennett says "We have existed in Britain and been pioneers, inventors, icons. And then colonialism happened, and that has shaped the experiences of black people - but that is not all we are." The lack of education about black British history and the British Empire plays a part in racism still existing in the UK and our discussions about it. There are more campaigners calling for black history to be included in the curriculum in England, not just celebrated in October.