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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.
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.
Last December, the world lost Nelson Mandela, one of our greatest leaders and statesmen. This was a man who dedicated his life to fighting Apartheid in South Africa and defeating prejudice and discrimination wherever it existed.
Charismatic and passionate, warm and wise, formidable without being forbidding, author and poet Maya Angelou died this year aged 86. Black History Month looks back at the life of this extraordinary and inspirational woman
The acclaimed, award-winning British-African family drama, Pandora's Box, embarks on the London run of its national tour from Wednesday 8 October at Millfields Arts Centre, Edmonton and ending on Saturday 1 November at the Arcola Theatre, Dalston.
2014 is the Mark Elie Dance Foundation and Portobello Dances’ 20th anniversary and to celebrate this milestone a series of events have been taking place throughout the year, including a retrospective photographic exhibition and now the up and coming Black History event entitled ‘Classically British’.