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
Dr. Martin Luther King Speech (I Have A Dream)
There are brilliant moments in human history and magical moments in our lives, when our perception of the world is crystal clear and "time" itself seems to stand still!
On the 11th February 1990, Nelson Mandela was release from Robben Island Prison after 27 years
BLACK HISTORY MONTH INTRODUCTIONS
Black History Month reminds us that remembering the past is about more than just memorising important dates and facts. It’s about recognising and understanding the kaleidoscopic mix of people, events and influences that have shaped the country we live in and make us who we are.
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 FEATURES
She fought with dignity, there was no shouting, or tantrums just the quiet determination of a mother who had lost her child in such a cruel manner. Black History Month salutes the tenacity of a mother who simply wanted to see justice for her child.
FEATURES The Self Help Movement
FEATURES Dr John Anthony Roberts - The First person of African ancestry to be made a QC
FEATURES Wangari Maathai - first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize
In 1968 the late Bunny Neill, magician, escapologist, and stage hypnotist became the first African Caribbean performer in the UK to receive the Membership Inner Magic Circle Gold Star, one of the highest awards given by the world’s premier magical society.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH HEROES