25 April 2015
Why are there so few black students studying History?Â Why are there so few black teachers of History in our schools? Â Why are there so few black academic historians?Â Why do some young black people view History as just a 'white middle-class pursuit', when history is so popular at community level?
The History Matters Conference, which the Runnymede Trust will be present at, aims to explore these questions and to understand why such low numbers of black students are engaging with History as a subject. Teachers, school and university students, as well as professional historians will convene to discuss their experiences of studying history and to suggest ways forward. The objectives are to identify the reasons for this under-representation and to encourage more young black people to study history. We hope you can join us.
Some disturbing facts: