Timeline of black British history

Last updated: 15/11/2023
Contributor: Teachit Author
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Main Subject
Key stage
History: Thematic studies
Resource type
Student activity
Concepts and methods

This resource highlights key characters and events to give an overview of the experience of black Britons over time, from prehistory to the modern day. The timeline comes with students tasks and extension work, including further research and a piece of summary writing. It could also be enlarged and adapted for display purposes.

The earliest depiction of a person of African origin in Britain is drawn into the margins of a copy of the Domesday book from 1241.

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