An education campaign has been launched calling on the government to make British black history compulsory in the UK’s national school curriculum. Social enterprise The Black Curriculum, which was launched in January last year, has renewed calls for the government to incorporate black histories in UK schools after decades of young people not being ‘given a full or accurate version of British history’. The education organisation has ramped up the pressure after weeks of feeling ‘grief-stricken,’ as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to disproportionately affect black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people, while Black Lives Matter protests expand across the world following the killing of George Floyd.

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