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Black British Firsts

We celebrate the unsung heroes of Black British history whose contributions have for too long been ignored and forgotten. From the Black Briton’s who conquered their professional fields to notable Black figures who broke down barriers to transform UK society.


John Archer (pictured) was the first Mayor of African-Caribbean heritage in London.


Jack London (pictured) was the first Black British athlete to win Olympic medals.


18th-century renaissance man Ignatios Sancho (pictured).


Phyllis Wheatley (pictured) was an abolitionist and writer.

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