Lessons from the black supplementary school movement

Lessons from the Black supplementary school movement
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03 Dec 2014 (3:00pm - 5:00pm)

City North Campus

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At the School of Social Sciences we hold talks and events throughout the year that are are open to all staff and students, and we'd like to invite you along too.

Join Dr Kehinde Andrews as he discusses some of the key lessons for understanding how communities challenge racism in Britain.

The Black supplementary school movement started in Britain in the mid-1960s. It was instigated by Black (African Caribbean and later African) parents who saw the racism that their children experienced in the school system. The supplementary school movement aimed to provide spaces on evenings and weekends where Black children could learn the basics in maths, English and science and also engage in an education of Black culture and history.

This paper will discuss some of the key lessons for understanding how communities challenge racism by examining the Black supplementary school movement in Britain, and is based on work in the book 'Resisting racism: Race, inequality and the Black supplementary school movement' (2013).

Developing an education from a Black critical perspective can be a part of mounting a significant challenge to the racism that lies at the heart of British society.

Dr Kehinde Andrews, Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences at Birmingham City University, is currently engaged in a project examining the role of Black radicalism in contemporary organising against racial oppression. Throughout November and December, he will be presenting a series of talks on the subject. This is a perfect opportunity to meet our academics and students, as well as gaining greater knowledge and insight into your chosen subject.