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Corbyn wants children to be taught legacy of empire

By Alan McGuinness, political reporter
Jeremy Corbyn is calling for children in schools to be taught more about the legacy of the British Empire, colonialism and the slave trade.
The Labour leader also wants schools to give their pupils an increased awareness of the role black Britons have played in the country's history.
Mr Corbyn will set out his plans for an Emancipation Educational Trust on a visit to Bristol on Thursday.He wants the trust to educate future generations about slavery and the battle to end the trade, telling the story of how slavery "interrupted a rich African and black history".It would organise trips to sites of historical significance, deliver school programmes and focus on African civilisation before colonisation.

Corbyn wants children to be taught legacy of empire

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Bristol is a city which grew rich off the back of slavery and was the scene of more recent battles for racial equality.During his visit, Mr Corbyn will meet with Paul Stephenson, a civil rights activist who was an integral part of the 1963 Bristol bus boycott which saw a battle to overturn a ban on ethnic minorities working on buses in the city.Mr Corbyn will say the stories of people like Mr Stephenson should be as well known as that of Rosa Parks, who died in 2005.
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