Black history to be taught in UK schools as part of curriculum





Radical changes to the secondary school timetable will be introduced next week when England's three million secondary school pupils return to the classroom.

Key alterations include more emphasis on the study of black Britons and other ethnic minority groups in the history curriculum.

Youngsters will be told they should study topics such as the abolition of slavery in the British Empire and the work of reformers such as William Wilberforce, the MP who campaigned for its abolition, and Olaudah Equiano.

Equiano was one of the most prominent people of African heritage in the British debate for the abolition of slavery. A former slave himself, he managed to buy his freedom and work as a seaman, merchant and explorer before writing an autobiography depicting the horrors of slavery.


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