100 Great Black Britons

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100 Great Black Britons

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He published his autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano (1789), which depicted the horrors of slavery.

Such inspirational heroes of Caribbean heritage as Walter Tull, Lionel Turpin and William Robson Clarke have been overlooked, yet their stories surely deserve recognition in a list of great Black Britons. Patrick Vernon OBE is a Clore and Winston Churchill Fellow, a fellow at the Imperial War Museum and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Hall, along with Richard Hoggart and Raymond Williams, was one of the founding figures of the school of thought that is now known as British Cultural Studies or The Birmingham School of Cultural Studies.Patrick Vernon’s landmark ‘100 Great Black Britons’ campaign of 2003 was one of the most successful movements to focus on the role of people of African and Caribbean descent in British history.

Since the late 20th century, when his autobiography was published in a new edition, Equiano has been increasingly studied by a range of scholars, including from his homeland. The competition is sponsored by the National Education Union (NEU) and Kevin Courtney, the NEU's joint general secretary has said: "The NEU supports this competition to celebrate what we have always known: that Britain's history is irrefutably rooted in black and global history". In 2020 Patrick was selected by British Vogue as one of Britain's top twenty campaigners and was included in the 2020 Power List of 100 influential Black people in Britain. In 2019, 16 years after the initial launch of the 100 Great Black Britons, Patrick Vernon OBE and Angelina Osborne launched a new campaign to celebrate Black British History and Black Britons who contributed to shape Great Britain by their work and actions. Bassey is considered one of the most popular female vocalists in Britain during the second half of the 20th century.After the ‘Windrush Generation’ scandal, The killing of George Floyd and the general increase in campaigning by the Black Lives Matter movement I decided it was high time I learned more. The story of people of African and of Caribbean decent in the UK is part of the fabric of British history. Results will be announced for Black History Month 2020 alongside the launch of the upcoming publication and board game. The book provides a snapshot of some of their achievements along with subjective, positive, but bias remarks that often focus on shocking racist experiences they have faced and their efforts to affect positive change.

This book comprises tiny biographies of 100 black Britons who have historical significance for various reasons.This year we are putting on a series of evening talks in a programme of events we hope will both entertain and enlighten you. As a very interesting and excitingly easy to digest book which had wonderfully been published in hard back, the 100 selected individuals from the past and present, are being celebrated in recognition of their noteworthy and inclusive contribution made, as a part of the history of Britain. I finished this book having celebrated the lives of these women and men, and I am also inspired and encouraged. Patrick Vernon Patrick Vernon is a Fellow of Goodenough College, Fellow at Imperial War Museum, Fellow of Royal Historical Society, and former associate fellow for the department of history of medicine at Warwick University.



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