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The General Election of 1987 saw the historic election to the House of Commons of four Black Members of Parliament. They all were Labour M.P.s and their names were Dianne Abbott, Paul Boateng, Bernie Grant, and Keith Vaz.
POLITICS Paul Boateng First Black Cabinet Minister
POLITICS Bernie Grant - Britain's First Black MP
POLITICS Vaughan Gething - First Black President of the National Union of Students Wales.
With four world records, two Olympic gold medals, three Commonwealth titles, and wins in the World and European Championships, Thompson is considered by many to be one of the greatest decathletes of all time.
SPORTS Alice Coachman - first African American gold medallist
BLACK HISTORY FIRSTS
BLACK HISTORY MONTH INTRODUCTIONS
As we celebrate Black History Month we not only look back with enormous gratitude to the African-Caribbean community for their immense contribution to Britain, we can also look forward with great confidence about the future of our country
Bayard Rustin - Gay man in the Civil Rights Movement.
This is the story of a man that was part of the civil rights movement and was also gay
HISTORY OF SLAVERY
SLAVERY London, slavery and abolition
SLAVERY Ottobah Cugoano the first African to demand total abolition of slavery
At the end of the 18th century many people in Wales, and across Britain, became revolted by slavery's cruelty and began campaigning for its abolition
Liverpool was a major slaving port and its ships and merchants dominated the transatlantic slave trade in the second half of the 18th century.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH HEROES
We are looking for people who are interested in becoming carers.
This colourful and quick-witted production offers a creative insight into Nigeria's beginnings in 1914.
Written and directed by British Nigerian playwright Gbolahan Obisesan, How Nigeria Became: A Story, and A Spear That Didn’t Work commemorates the centenary of Nigeria as part of Black History Month at the Unicorn.
Sat 4 Oct 2014 - Sat 21 Feb
The Scottsboro Boy
Following a sold out run at the Young Vic, the critically acclaimed The Scottsboro Boys is transferring to the West End.
This sensational musical brings to life the extraordinary true story of nine young men, in a case that changed history forever.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH LISTINGS HIGHTLIGHTS
As Member of Parliament for Tottenham, I represent one of the most ethnically diverse constituencies in Europe and, as former Minister for Culture, I am particularly pleased to be able to endorse, support and highlight this important annual celebration of heritage, identity and pride.