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Petition | Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education: Keep Mary Seacole on the National Curriculum | Change.Org


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Petition, government, Mary Seacole, important, historical, Secretary of State, education )

Sharon
- 604 days ago - change.org
The Government is proposing to remove Mary Seacole from the National Curriculum. We are opposed to this & wish to see Mary Seacole retained so that current & future generations can appreciate this important historical person. Please sign the petition.



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Pat B. (354)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 6:26 pm
Thank you for this, Sharon. Signed.!!
 

Sharon Ross (215)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 6:26 pm
Mary Seacole was a heroine of the Crimean War who nursed and cared for thousands of British soldiers. In 2004 she was voted number one in a poll of great black Britons and her story is one of the few stories of black female heroines taught in schools. By cutting out the study of a significant black woman from history, we risk sending a negative message to our children about the historical role and importance of people from ethnic minorities in our society. Mary Seacole's story was added to the curriculum in 2007 as a result of campaigning to have her contribution recognised. Having won recognition for her, we need to campaign once again to make sure she stays part of British education. Please sign the petition via Change.org thanks.
 

Sharon Ross (215)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 6:27 pm
Thank you for signing, Gran Pat :-)
 

Jason S. (57)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 8:42 pm
Signed, thanks
 

Sharon Ross (215)
Monday January 21, 2013, 6:09 pm
Thanks Jason :-)
 
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