“A timeline of two millennia of world-shaping individuals and momentous events that define Black history
Britain’s black history month has been running for over 30 years. Yet it took the toppling of the statue of a 17th-century slave trader for many people to discover how deep the legacy of slavery runs throughout the country.
For all of us to understand where we are, and how we got here, it’s clear we need to understand our history. And that must include the contribution of Africans and their descendants to the story of Britain, and the world. These timelines celebrate some of those stories: of world-shaping individuals and momentous events.
This is not about creating a separate history; it is about adding to the history we are already familiar with. A story which shows that, from the Romans onwards, Africa’s story has been intertwined with Europe’s and others around the world. It’s a story well worth knowing.”
‘How We Got Here’ – A Black History Teaching Series. (which was running live online 1st July – 12th August 2020)
“Our aim with this series is to educate and empower young people and adults with knowledge surrounding Black British History as well as an insight into African American History. Our hope is to enhance people’s understanding of the history behind systemic racism within the western world, thus evolving the ongoing conversation about race, which has been ignited since the recent horrific murder of George Floyd.
‘How We Got Here’ will be taught by one of our amazing long serving volunteers, Joshua Preye Garry. As a qualified history teacher, Joshua has a range of insight and experience educating young people about Black history and has kindly donated his expertise and time to bring this series to life. Reaching Higher is merely the vehicle to launch this teaching series but we know the importance of building community and believe that together we can achieve more!
(Started on Wednesday 1st July 2020, ‘How We Got Here’ will be a 7 week series delivered via Zoom & Google Classroom. You can take part by yourself, with family, friends or as an organisation.)” you can now access the series here on the link below:
A Parent’s Guide to Black Lives Matter and A Guide to Black History Month
Resources, activities, and tips for families to explore and uplift Black History, heritage and culture.