Welcome to the Loreto College HISTORY blog. This is for A and AS level history students and anyone interested in history.
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
CUTTING BLACK HISTORY
Black History Month has been commemorated in the UK since 1987 when it was created by the then Greater London Council. The current London mayor, Boris Johnson, is cutting the subsidy for Black History Month by more than £120,000 while giving £100,000 to subsidise a 'US Day'. Should tax payers subsidise history events? Is it important we celebrate a significant group within our society whose contribution has frequently been overlooked or ignored? History students at Loreto do an AS in American history, do you support a US Day or should a wealthy country like the US pay for its own celebration?