The subject of Black History in the curriculum has been much discussed over recent months – and yet the principles still appear abstract to some. Micha Frazer-Carroll talks to educators and race equality experts about what could be done differently
I remember when I first learned about Black History in school: it was in year six, when we studied Floella Benjamin’s Coming to England. As a mixed-race Caribbean girl in a majority white school, I so vividly remember the joy and fascination I felt reading Benjamin’s story of migration. It was the first time the Caribbean had even been mentioned in the classroom (as a result, I remember having to correct my classmates on the pronunciation of my family’s native ‘Antigua’).