African history as taught in British classrooms today centres on slavery, and the humanitarian aid that western countries send to Africa – the typical ‘single story’ of Africa.
When the teaching of African history within the context of Black history begins and end with slavery, it ignores the humanity of black people.
In light of this, the National Institute for African Studies (NIAS) is organising a debate & round table discussion on Weds 19th of April @ 6:30pm, where the consequences of the current approaches to teaching African history within British school curriculum will be discussed.
To address the limited nature of African/Black history taught within British schools. NIAS is proposing to commission a five series booklet, detailing the roles and accounts of five specific ancient African civilisations – prior to contact with the Atlantic slave trade and European colonisation accounts.
Your presence and contribution at this event will be much appreciated.
PROGRAMME SCHEDULE AND HIGHLIGHTS
• Welcome & Brief overview by Dele Williams, NIAS Director
• Presentation by: Femi Akomolafe
• Debates & Discussions
Author of the book: Black Damage: Why Africa and its Diasporas are plagued with poverty, conflicts and crime, and the ways forward’
Phone number: 0208 616 5575