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W. Arthur Lewis

23rd January 1915 – 15 June 1991 Today would have been Sir W. Arthur Lewis’s birthday, he was a pioneer of modern economics. Born in St. Lucia on 23rd January 1915, both of his parents were teachers of Antiguan descent.…
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Black Ballet

There is a lack of diversity in many fields and vocations that have been highlighted in recent times. After slavery had ended, there were many preconceived notions about what Black people could and could not do for a living and…
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Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

15th January 1929 – 4th April 1968 Today would have been Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr’s 92nd birthday. He was born Michael Luther King Jr but later his Father changed his name to Martin.  Martin’s father – Reverend Michael…
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Reparations

The definition of reparations is “The action of making amends for a wrong one has done, by providing payment or other assistance to those who have been wronged.” Have there been any reparations paid to the Black communities? Since summer…
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Grenfell

Nobody will ever forget the tragedy that was Grenfell. 72 people died on the 14th June 2017, a disaster which has been badly handled by the government. One of the Grenfell campaigners Clarrie Mendy died last year and London Mayor…
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Paul Revere Williams

February 18, 1894 – January 23, 1980 At Adeptales, we focus on Black British and African history, however, we also love to shed light on exceptional people. One of the greatest designers and architectures in American history is someone that…
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George William Gordon

circa 1820 – 23rd October 1865 George William Gordon was a Jamaican politician and businessman. His father was a Scottish planter who was an attorney to several sugar estates in Jamaica. George’s mother was an enslaved woman called Ann Rattray.…
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Frank Bailey

Frank Bailey – Firefighter and activist 26th November 1925 – 2nd December 2015 Frank was an activist and fought for injustices until the end of his life. Originally born in Guyana, he left for New York to work on a…
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