This Morning star Alison Hammond reacted to the murder of George Floyd with an impassioned speech in which she reflected on her fears as a Black person and a mother, stating: "When Black lives matter, then all lives will matter."
Since then, Alison has admitted that she doesn't know as much about Black history as she'd like to, so when ITV commissioned a one-off documentary called Back to School, it was as much an education for her as it will be for a lot of viewers who have never been taught about Black history.
Ahead of the documentary airing on ITV tonight (October 6), Alison appeared on This Morning to talk about how she is more proud of the project than anything she's ever worked on.
"I'm a Black woman, I wanted to do something on Black figures who did amazing things," she said. "And out of everything I've done career-wise, this is probably my proudest moment really."
Alison said that she hopes her documentary helps incorporate Black history into what people learn at school, and called for Chinese, Indian and Jewish history to be taught as well.
Alison Hammond's Back to School airs tonight (October 6) at 9pm on ITV. This Morning continues weekdays from 10am on ITV.
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