This resource contains stories of influential black Britons who have impacted UK laws and equal rights. Launched to mark Black History Month 2020, this resource can be used throughout the academic year to embed stories of important black Britons across the curriculum.
Having bought his way out of slavery, Olaudah wrote important letters to parliamentarians influencing the new laws that finally ended slavery.
Her powerful story of slavery helped to change the views of Parliament and those of the British people.
Civil rights activist Claudia Jones, started her own newspaper to share stories of black British people. She is also the founder of the Notting Hill carnival celebrating Caribbean culture.
Lord Learie Constantine
Famous cricketer, equal rights champion and the first black member of the House of Lords.
Bernie Grant MP
One of the first black African MPs ever to be voted into the House of Commons in 1987 and life-long fighter for equal rights.
Decorated British footballer and trained solicitor who bravely shone a light on racism and bullying in football at a select committee.
Your pupils can also create their own portrait and story to celebrate their own Black History Hero. Illustrated by Onyinye Iwu.
Influential Black Britons illustrated bookInfluential-Black-Britons-book.pdf (3.29 MB)
Influential Black Britons presentationInfluential-Black-Britons_presentation.pptx (10.78 MB)
Influential Black Britons illustrated book - WelshInfluential-Black-Britons-illustrated-book-Welsh.pdf (3.30 MB)