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The Learn Our History project is a weekly newsletter dedicated to connecting readers to the wealth of knowledge found in black history.
Our mission is to bridge the gap between the known and the unknown, week by week, by providing you with a collection of comprehensive yet digestible analyses on world history.
The ingenuity, endeavour and resoluteness of our ancestors is undeniable; we just need to explore it.
Human history has for too long been told through Eurocentric eyes with the rest of the world on the periphery of what is essentially an imperialist epic.
“The colonists usually say that it was they who brought us into history: today we show that this is not so. They made us leave history, our history, to follow them, right at the back,
to follow the progress of their history.”
― Amilcar Cabral
Conventional historical teaching has not only neglected our story, but it has distorted and mistreated our past, warping our perceptions of our place in this world and our impact on it.
Children learn this in their schools, becoming adults who perpetuate this message throughout society. It seeps into popular culture and we are inundated with the idea that we have no history, or at least no history worth discussing or celebrating.
Here we hope to go a little way in reframing this idea of history and in particular the idea of the black man and black woman in history.
A history that is so much more than just slavery, colonialism and other atrocities committed against our people.