Yes! Inclusion on National Curriculum

After launching the successful website and campaign of the 100 Great Black Britons over 10 years ago where Marcy Seacole was voted the Greatest Black Briton by the public, Michael Grove, Secretary State for Education wanted to remove her from the National Curriculum along with Olaudah Equiano.

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Keep Mary Seacole on the National Curriculum

A new campaign is calling on the community to sign a petition opposing the government's proposals to remove Mary Seacole from the National Curriculum. Campaigners are opposed to the government's moves and wish to see Mary Seacole retained so that current and future generations can appreciate this important historical person.

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Black History Month - Origins

The conception and notion of Black Ephemera describes not only the process and how negatives images were created but also how they can be challenged and provide positive and alternative perspectives. This is why the creation and development of Black History Month in 1987 is an aspect of the history of Black Ephemera.

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Akyaaba Addai-Sebo Interview

Akyaaba Addai-Sebo

Akyaaba Addai-Sebo is responsible for putting forward the concept of a Black History Month in Britain, into what we recognise today, and is celebrated throughout the country. What follows is an edited version of an interview with Kubara Zamani, producer and presenter at Nubiart Sound Radio which first appeared in October's issue of New African.

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100 Great Black Britons Campaign

During 2002, the BBC devised a campaign and television series called 100 Great Britons where the public voted for Winston Churchill as the Greatest Briton of all time. Every Generation developed an alternative campaign and poll to raise the profile of the Black contribution to Britain and to challenge the notion of Britishness.

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100 Great Black Britons