Lady Phyll is one of the co-founders of the UK Black Pride, which is the Europe’s largest celebration for Black LGBT people.
Toni Morrison was the only African American author (and one of the few women) to win the Nobel Prize for literature.
Beryl Gilroy was born in British Guiana in 1924. She was a pioneering writer, teacher and part of the ‘Windrush generation.
Claudia Jones spent her life fighting for tolerance and equality, which led her to become a founder of the much-loved Notting Hill Carnival.
Jayaben Desai organised strikes at the Grunwick photographic film-processing plant in London in 1976-1978.
Len Kwesi Garrison worked to support the education of Black children about their history and culture, and preserving Black British history.
Black History Month
October is Black History Month, a time to recognise and celebrate the invaluable contributions of Black people in the UK and around the world.