Fill in the Gaps: The Black History we were never taught!

Amid everything that is occurring, it is time to talk about the major achievements made by Black people, that were left out the history books, which benefit ALL of us.

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Why is it important to learn about our own history? Ignorance is not bliss, so it is important to cultivate a long-lasting sense of Black pride, especially in the younger Black diaspora.

We’ve all heard of the amazing likes of Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King but many of us don’t recognise the names of Charles Drew, who revolutionised science by enhancing means of blood transfusions which meant he saved, and is still saving millions of lives, or Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the queer Black woman who invented Rock-n-Roll.