Welcome to black history month!
Here’s a diagram of a slave ship.
Here’s a pic of Martin Luther King.
Here’s exactly where you fit.
Do Black Britons have a history?
Do we even have a past?
Where we came from isn’t a mystery;
We’ve been here since Roman soldiers with skin so dark.
You’ll see us if you care to look
On stained glass in cathedral windows.
So why’s UK Black History Month a US event?
Why’s history a white washed show?
We have poets and composers,
Leaders of the TUC & politicians.
We fought in world wars, and we fought for peace –
You’d know that if you’d care to listen.
Our achievements aren’t only in the past,
We make history every day.
So don’t ignore Black Britons
This October, hear what we have to say.