A School’s Guide to Teaching Winston Churchill

I wrote this inspired from the life of Winston Churchill and his isms, this poem also comes from the ‘War’s Whores’ by Hollie McNish (which discusses sex workers in France during WW1).

Next: it’s safe to say he was concerned the tropical island of Cuba would become another Black republic

Screengrab from the UCL Legacies for British Slave-ownership in regards to slave compensation, the lists are endless and truly shows how entrenched the economics are in the system
The bodies of unarmed protestors shot by the police and the British army in Athens on 3 December 1944. Photograph: Dmitri Kessel/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
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Indians fought during both wars but I didn’t learn this [from Sikhnet.com]
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British statesman Winston Churchill attends the Anglo-Irish Conference in Downing Street on 11 October 1921 (Source: via the Independent)

and to think most people believe

concentration camps a German invention

no no no, English conception

where he thought fertile lands

were no fit for Kenyan hands

removing the local population —

Mau Mau detainees ( Photo Credit: Getty Images / Getty )
Lord Kitchener is probably most famous for being on WW1 propaganda posters
Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten (Dickie) 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, was a British Royal Navy officer and statesman, an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and second cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II (b. June 1900, d. August 1979)
Gary Oldman won Best Actor at the 2018 Academy Awards (Focus Features)
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to learn these facts about old Winse

but our children ought to, don’t you think?

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Tré Ventour-Griffiths

Public Historian-Sociologist | Writer | Speaks: race, whiteness, Black History, dyspraxia/autism and more | Work: https://treventour.com/contact/ | ND