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Honour the histories of Black people in Britain

From the toppling of Edward Coulsten’s statue in Britain and the debate over Cecil Rhodes’ statue in Oxford to the legacy of the Windrush generation, Britain is reexamining its approach to Black history.

This Black History Month, we’re inviting students and teachers alike to take the time to fully explore and honour Black History in Britain.

From learning about the lives of Black Tudors to exploring the colonial policies of Britain in the Caribbean, there’s a wealth of pedagogical and historical resources here for you to enjoy.

These online history, teaching, and tech courses will inspire you to rethink how we teach history in classrooms today, as well as question what you thought you knew about the history of Black Britain.

Put British Black history on the curriculum

FutureLearn’s mission is to transform access to education – which means we’re dedicated to addressing inequality in education all year round, not solely for one month.

For this reason, we’ve also included below a selection of courses to help you reimagine the future of the teaching of Black stories in Britain; from confronting the racial imbalance in the school curriculum to ‘decolonising’ universities.

Learning about Black histories helps us practically reimagine Black futures. After all, Black history is British history – as these fascinating and inspiring courses show.