Word on the curb and British Black History
29 Oct 2014
Hats off to Samuel King @IamSamuelKing
Disillusioned student Samuel King relays his grievances to his teacher that Black History Month isn’t taught with as much depth and with as much pride in schools.
Samuel engages in a short rebuttal with his teacher, before arguing that education in school does little to satisfy his thirst for knowledge of influential people in Black history who seem to be elusive in the curriculum. Check it out:
Yet as much as I enjoyed Samuel’s poem, I feel like our current education system; we still didn’t hear much about British Black history prior the genocidal slave trade. A period in history when Africans spread across all stratus of British society. For those that wish to learn more click here to purchase Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England, Their Presence, Status and Origins. Picked up this book after listening to a radio show last year: