Black Ancient History taught in schools
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As we know black history in schools are not taught well. Most likely students are taught about slavery and post-slavery, there is not enough knowledge about Ancient Africa. UK is a diverse multicultural society, and it is only fair that people should have awareness of each others identity and backgrounds.
In the UK students know about British history, Roman Empire, Greek Empire, American History. More or less the further they achieve in education, they also learn about Middle eastern and Chinese history within the Modules.
I did a Politics and International Relations degree and in that experience, the only recollection of any study about Africa, was based upon African colonisation, and their post independence; this was fine, until I started to come across information about African Ancient History post university, by myself, with the help of the internet.
The internet taught me so much Ancient Africa, that I was overwhelmed, and quite shocked that I as a degree holder did not much about it. I began to wonder if I did not know so much about it, how about the millions of British people who walked around feeling they were educated about the world, but really knew nothing.
Nevertheless missing African Ancient history is like missing a huge chunk of world history, we can not allow British education to be so partial, this needs to stop.
I would like to see the followings included in the educational system. Information about.....
- Lost African Kings and Queens such as: Nefertiti, Sheba, Hannibal
- Moors (when blacks ruled Spain)
-Benin Empire(1180-1897 CE) , Mali Empire (1235-1600 CE) , Ghana Empire (700-1240 CE)
I feel there will be less ignorant people in Britain, and less crime by black people if they knew about Ancient African History. Remember the London riots 2011? Why do you think there was such havoc, maybe the underlying reason is rooted behind lack of inspiration of true black leaders, or stories to make them feel proud of their roots. Britain is a very accepting country, and I feel this campaign will be a wake up call to reform the history courses in all levels of education.
Whether the Parliament likes it or not, everything is on the internet, even white pupils will come across these hidden history because of the internet, and be disappointed that they are learning it at a later age.
Please help the younger generation have a better education, than us. sign the petition to see change.
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