Keir Starmer: pupils should learn more black British history

Sir Keir Starmer will call for children to be taught more about Britain’s black history in school to give them “a full understanding of the struggle for equality”.

The Labour leader will say the school curriculum should be made more diverse during a visit to the Museum of London with shadow equalities minister Marsha de Cordova, marking the start of Black History Month.

He said, in comments released prior to his visit: “This month we celebrate the huge achievements of Black Britons and the Black community. But Black British history should be taught all year round, as part of a truly diverse school curriculum that includes and inspires all young people and aids a full understanding of the struggle for equality.”

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