Black History Month

This week all of the children will be looking at men and women who have made a difference and influenced the lives of others in the past.

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the achievements of black men and women in the past and today.

In the past, people were treated differently because of the colour of their skin.

Black people were not seen as equal and were not treated in the same way as white people. For example, they had to sit in different seats on a bus or public places like the cinema.

Lots of people knew that this was wrong and wanted things to change.

In 1926, in America, a man called Carter G. Woodson introduced a Black History Month.

In 1987, the first Black History Month took place in the UK

  This month

 year 3 are learning about Mary Seacole

  year 4 are learning about Nelson Mandela

  year 5 are learning about Rosa Parks

  year 6 are learning about Martin Luther King