In school this year we have bean learning about the history of racism. We have been learning about this because of all the racism going on in the world right now. We learnt some facts about Maya Angelou these are some facts:
. Maya Angelou refused to speak for 5 years.
. She was a poet, actress and author.
.She got a medal from Obama in 2009.
Before the holidays P5,6,7 did paintings of one of the scenes of Maya Angelou’s famous poems. The poems we did were “I know why the caged bird sings and I will rise”. We had to paint things that were lines in one of the poems and we also used collage that looked like the things in her poem.
We also read about her and other people who did things about racism in America in the past. We also learnt about what racism is and all the different types of racism. We also learnt about when it started in the UK and the racism that is going on in the UK now and in the past.
Racism is when someone treats someone differently because of the colour of their skin, their culture and the country they’re from and we have learnt about this because we think it is important to know what racism is and the effects it can have on people.