Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd

144. WE ARE OUR HISTORY: time to understand our past

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Hello! The recent Black Lives Matter protests have led to renewed calls to rethink our understanding of British history. We’re talking about how to address the widespread lack of knowledge of black British history, as well as how the legacies of slavery and Empire shape racism today. Lavinya Stennett talks about how the Black Curriculum is trying to transform how history is taught in schools. Dr Richard Benjamin from the International Slavery Museum explains how museums shape our understanding. And Michelle Gayle and Ruth Ibegbuna talk us through the World Reimagined - an art project opening up the conversation about Britain's past.

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