Robinson snaps up 100 Great Black Britons book

Little, Brown imprint Robinson will publish Patrick Vernon and Dr Angeline Osborne’s book 100 Great Black Britons to coincide with the announcement of the new list in 2020.

Vernon’s first campaign in 2003 was a major media movement to focus on the role of black people in British history. Originally a response to another BBC poll of 100 great Britons, in which Freddie Mercury was the only person of colour, the list saw black historical figures being added to the school curriculum and blue plaques put up in their memory. A statue of the poll's winner, Mary Seacole, was eventually unveiled in the garden of St Thomas’ Hospital.

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Museum of Grooves Show on 100 Great Black Britons

With special guests Ade Solanke, a playwright and scriptwriter, and founder and director of Spora Stories; and Dr Angelina Osborne, an independent researcher and heritage consultant.

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