Friday 12 October 2018 1:21 AM UTC
BRISTOL Oct 12: Schools should teach children more about the legacy of the British Empire, colonialism and the slave trade, according to Jeremy Corbyn.
The Labour leader, speaking in Bristol, set out plans for an Emancipation Educational Trust to teach future generations about slavery and the struggle to end the trade.
He called for more to be done to teach pupils about the role played by black Britons in shaping the country’s history.
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He spoke during a visit to Bristol, a city which grew rich off the slave trade between England, West Africa and the Caribbean.
Mr Corbyn met Paul Stephenson, a civil rights activist who played a central role in the Bristol bus boycott in 1963 aimed at overturning a ban on ethnic minorities working on the city’s buses.
The Labour leader said stories of people like Mr Stephenson should be as well known as that of Rosa Parks – the US civil rights activist who refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.
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