Black History

Black Heroes Foundation

Celebrating Black Heroes

The Black Heroes Foundation’s celebration of Black Heroes past and present that have shaped and are shaping our history and future.

Martin Luther King

I have a Dream Martin Luther King’s Speech on August 28, 1963. Washington, D.C.

Mary Seacole

Nursing the needy during outbreaks of diseases and injured soldiers

Sam King

Sam Beaver King MBE (20 February 1926 – 17 June 2016)

Margaret Yvonne Bushy

Myriad (publishers) deems Margaret Busby as a major cultural figure in Britain and around the world.

Elizabeth Anionwu

UK’s first sickle cell and thalassaemia nurse specialist and Campaigner for a statue of Mary Seacole.

Ronke Phillips

Journalism and news reporter


Nadine White

Reporting issues on racism and social affairs

J S Celestine Edwards

First known British black newspaper editor

Professor Shirley Thompson

Composer, conductor and violinist

Nanny of the Maroons

Freedom fighter and leader of the maroons

Harriet Tubman

Leading abolitionist of slavery

Samuel Sharpe

Instrumental in the abolition of slavery

Marcus Rashford

English Professional footballer and campaigner

Marcus Mosiah Garvey

Pan African sympathies

Nelson Mandela

Ended apartheid in South Africa

Rosa Park

Civil rights activist

Lenford Kwesi Garrison

Historian and educationist

Desmond Tutu

South African’s Human Rights activist against apartheid

Malorie Blackman

Famous children’s author

John Richard Archer

The first Black Mayor in London, Battersea

Benjamin Zephaniah

Poetry, author, broadcaster and academic

Mary Prince

An abolitionist and author

George Padmore

Pan-African theorist

Naomi Campbell

Model and philanthropist

Bernadine Evaristo

Writer and poet

Sheku Kanneh-Mason

First Black musician to win the BBC Young Musician competition

Simon Woolley

Campaigning for political and social equality

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