Black intellectuals dating
Steve Biko - Activist, 1946-77 A leading campaigner against apartheid in South Africa and co-founder of the Black People's Convention, Biko suffered a fatal head injury while in policy custody.
Richard Attenborough turned Biko's struggle for equality into the feature film Cry Freedom.
Viv Anderson, the first black England international footballer – how many of us remember how huge that was?
Benjamin Zephaniah, the wonderful poet, and a man of stature and integrity.
The Cardiff-born diva has recently made a popular revival (she was made a Dame in 2000) and can apparently count the Queen as a fan.He focuses on the role of the immigrant in Britain, slavery, colonisation and his Guyanese and British heritage. Oscar D'Leon - Musician, born 1943 Performing and recording for 30 years, D'Leon is a superstar in the world of salsa.Born in Venezuela, he started singing and performing while earning a living driving taxis.One of the first activists to use the term "Black Power".
George Washington Carver - Botanist, 1864-1943 Dubbed a " black Leonardo" by Time magazine, Carver – born into slavery himself – developed revolutionary farming techniques that helped former slaves in Alabama become self-sufficient.
John Conteh; I remember watching him fight as a child.