Black history from the year dot

21st June 1996 at 01:00
Your well-intentioned report on how to end black history anomalies (TES, May 31) poses an important and practical question.

In the absence of any validated and definitive records of ethnic history, how is it going to be possible for "Office for Standards in Education inspectors, teachers and possibly history advisers to be trained in the appropriate content of British history in the national curriculum?" There is an urgent need for a central organisation comprised of qualified unbiased historians to rewrite history as it happened,taking into account all aspects of ethnic life in Britain from the year dot.

I have found through experience that small regional groups on the subject of ethnic history research are quite ineffective, expensive and ephemeral.

KUSOOM VADGAMA 808 Finchley Road London NW11.

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