Inequality in the UK

Inequality in the UK

The rights and responsibilities of people in the UK have changed over time, often directly influenced by the democratic actions of citizens themselves.

This presentation compares campaigns against race inequality by 18th century abolitionist Olaudah Equiano and Doreen Lawrence, who sought justice for her murdered son Stephen in the 1990s.

Students will explore what lessons can be learned from Equiano and Lawrence as they consider their own campaigns for equality.

Time required: 40 minutes


  • Citizenship– Democracy, government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens


  • Personal and Social Education – Active citizenship


  • Social Studies – People in society, economy and business

Northern Ireland

  • Citizenship Studies – Democracy at work in the UK
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