Black History 365: Five Books for Teachers

For years, there has been campaigns to decolonise curricula in UK schools. After a meeting with East Northants NEU members I have been inspired to make this shortlist for schoolteachers.

Don’t Touch My Hair (2019), Emma Dabiri

Emma Dabiri (Channel 4)

Staying Power (1984), Peter Fryer

The legend, historian and activist that is Peter Fryer, 1956 (Getty Images)

Denouncing Stalinism then making a career of unwhitewashing British history, a great way to weaponise your whiteness and privilege. What an absolute Don!

Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Rebellion and British Dissent (2019), Prof. Priyamvada Gopal

Join Northamptonshire Rights & Equality for a free in-conversation with Dr. Priyamvada Gopal (July 15) via Zoom.

Black and British (2017), Prof. David Olusoga

Professor David Olusoga (BBC)

Black Tudors: The Untold Story (2017), Dr. Miranda Kaufmann

Black Tudor John Blanke on the Westminster Tournament Roll (1511)

In these five texts, I am merely scraping the surface with the Black British History but hopefully, the teachers that choose to read may then go on to do their own research to better help their students.

Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash

Writer-Poet | Muses: Black and Mixed-Race histories, inequality, identity, arts et al| Race and Black History Educator | | MA Student |

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