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Letters extra: History for all

It is quite right to slam the national history curriculum for Anglo-centrism (TES June 7). Efforts to provide a history that is relevant to ethnic minority pupils are to be applauded. However there remain issues. Firstly history that is relevant to ethnic minority pupils should also, in general, be relevant to all. The history of the struggle against slavery and against racism is very much a British history. Secondly there is a danger of ignoring the role that black people have played in British history. As Peter Fryer showed in his classic text, Staying Power , this has been considerable.

Keith Flett, London Socialist Historians Group, 38 Mitchley Road, Tottenham, London N17 9HGnbsp;nbsp;nbsp;

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