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BBC2 to air ambitious series detailing A Black History Of Britain
David Olusoga offers a four-part re-telling of our history that will coincide with a number of BBC Black History plaques being unveiled at locations across Britain

BBC2 have commissioned an “ambitious” series which will tell A Black History of Britain – and they are describing it as “national event.”

Written and presented by acclaimed historian and broadcaster David Olusoga, A Black History of Britain “aims to overturn the image of black history as a marginal side-bar to mainstream history with new, dramatic and at times shocking chapters from our collective past.”

The four-parter will draw on genetic and genealogical research, original records, expert testimony and contemporary interviews to reveal how the lives of black and white Britons have been intimately entwined for centuries.

The series will also see over 20 specially designed BBC Black History plaques being unveiled at locations across Britain, former colonies and the Commonwealth. The plaques will record and celebrate people and events that are pivotal to this new history.

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