BHM – Medicine Through Time – African Women and the British Health Service, 1930-2000

We will be posting a series of posts about topics relating to Black History Month and promoting great resources out there. At the HA we are concerned to support history teachers as they seek to teach in a way that better represents the past. Have you got your hands on the most recent copy of Teaching History yet? In addition articles that explain inspiring practice, Jason Todd (@JJTodd1966) gives a very pertinent HA update. Jason reminds us that the 2018 Royal Historical Society (RHS) report on the racial and ethnic inequalities in the teaching and practice of history in the UK highlights the need for thinking to occur at all levels of history teaching, in order to address the issues. Jason offer some ideas and challenges that history teachers, departments and schools might want to consider. 

One of the issues teacher face is access to up-to-date research and resources. In this blogpost we want to draw your attention to the work of the Young Historians’ Project.  They are an inspiring group of people who are working hard to research overlooked aspects of the past. Their project about African women and the NHS is uncovering the overlooked stories of people who are an important part of the UK ‘Medicine Through Time/ People’s Health’ story. The outcomes will include an eBook, a documentary film and an online exhibition. There is already material on the website that will be useful for history teachers.

Please do share with us other excellent resources that can support our teaching during Black History month. Get in touch via or via @histassoc. 


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