100 Great Black Britons - Meet the authorsAs part of Black History Month 2020 at LSBU, we are proud to meet the authors of this inspirational book & hear their stories... Register Now
About this event
"A long-overdue book, 100 Great Black Britons honours the remarkable achievements of key Black British individuals through history, in collaboration with the 100 Great Black Britons campaign founded and run by Patrick Vernon OBE and Dr Angelina Osborne. With a foreword written by David Olusoga, this book includes a list of Black British names and accompanying portraits – including new role models and previously little-known historical figures. Each entry explores in depth the individual’s contribution to British history – a contribution that too often has been either overlooked or dismissed."
LSBU are thrilled that both Patrick & Angelina are joining our Black History Month celebrations to discuss their new book, 100 Great Black Britons. They'll be discussing how the book came about following on from the relaunch of the groundbreaking campaign created to ensure the recognition of the continued legacy and achievement of Black people in Britain and why it is so important...
They'll also be focusing on some of the local individuals featured in the book to help us understand the history of the area surrounding LSBU and there will be a chance to ask them any questions you might have about the book, their thoughts on this year and their experiences/highlights of writing it!
This event will be delivered using Zoom. We will send you the joining instructions two days before the event takes place.
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PATRICK VERNON OBE is a Clore and Winston Churchill Fellow, a fellow at the Imperial War Museum, a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a former associate fellow for the Department of the History of Medicine at Warwick University. Patrick was awarded an OBE in 2012 for his work in tackling health inequalities for ethnic minority communities in Britain. Since 2010 he has been leading the campaign for Windrush Day and in 2018 kick-started the campaign for an amnesty for the Windrush Generation as part of the Windrush Scandal which led to a government U-turn in immigration policy.
DR ANGELINA OSBORNE is an independent researcher and heritage consultant. She received her PhD in History from the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, University of Hull in 2014. Her interests focus on Caribbean enslavement and proslavery discourses, and the history of community and education activism.