A Monopoly on History

A couple of years ago, British Pathe, which is now an archive, decided to put all of its stored footage on YouTube. You can see a lot of old videos from British TV on this YouTube channel. I often think about how our lives are captured on screen media. The twentieth century was the first in which human lives could be captured in large quantity on screen, and the majority of the lives documented are white Western lives. This is an example of power leading to a default monopoly on history.

In Black History Month, let’s turn our heads to black history instead. This video is made at an Elementary level of English.





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