A timeline of two millennia that define Black history – The Guardian UK

A timeline of two millennia of world-shaping individuals and momentous events that define Black history

Britain’s black history month has been running for over 30 years. Yet it took the toppling of the statue of a 17th-century slave trader for many people to discover how deep the legacy of slavery runs throughout the country.

For all of us to understand where we are, and how we got here, it’s clear we need to understand our history. And that must include the contribution of Africans and their descendants to the story of Britain, and the world. These timelines celebrate some of those stories: of world-shaping individuals and momentous events.           

This is not about creating a separate history; it is about adding to the history we are already familiar with. A story which shows that, from the Romans onwards, Africa’s story has been intertwined with Europe’s and others around the world. It’s a story well worth .

READ MORE: https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2020/jul/11/black-history-timeline

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  • mudhead2  On July 16, 2020 at 3:26 am

    The only reason that the Black mails are a targit for the Police is they are more than likely to be armed and heavly envolved in crime. Those of you that live in Guyana know that it is the blcak mail that does not want to work, but likes to sport up. The money has to come from some where

  • Tata  On July 17, 2020 at 12:18 am

    Limited intellect does not excuse your ignorance.

  • Brother Man  On July 17, 2020 at 1:12 am

    “Black mails”, “targit” “envolved” . You spell real well, Muddhead.

    So Mudd, you think that Black males are lazy, armed and dangerous, love to party up (expecting a free lunch) which is why they become police targets. Damn, you are something else.

    Your moniker is quite appropriate, I must say.

    Muddhead, perhaps if you take the time to read through the article, you may discover
    a treasure trove of priceless info on Black migration and African influence (presence) around the world, spanning more than 10,000 years.

    Gee, you might (maybe not) even learn that the original inhabitants of Europe were dark-skinned. You might learn about important events regarding Black people across history.

    If you do that you may not so easily expose the depth of your ignorance.

    Brother Man

    • mudhead2  On July 18, 2020 at 4:47 am

      I returned home ( Guyana) and found the crime rate far too high most of all I had to use transport every where I went for security reasons. That I found inpossible to live with so I left. No control of crime by the State

      • Brother Man  On July 18, 2020 at 6:18 am

        Details, Mud:

        1. When did you return to Guyana and from where?

        2. When did you leave Guyana the last time?

        3. Tell us what happened to you in Guyana.

        Brother Man

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