While schools may mark Black History Month, it is important to remember that we cannot rely on them to teach us about black history.
There are other avenues, resources and people that can provide us with an abundance of knowledge, particularly during this month.
One example is Filmmaker and founder of Visionnary Arts, Troy James Aidoo who to mark Black History Month has created a short film series titled More Than Melanin. More than Melanin aims to address some of the key issues facing black people in Britain today. It is an insightful project which serves to both educate people and give them a voice by allowing those who experience racism, to tell their own stories.
The series also breaks down stereotypes such as the ‘angry black woman’ and challenge harmful terms such as ‘oreo’ and ‘coconut’. In addition it brings to the table the idea of intersectional feminism…
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