Black History Month is a fantastic opportunity to recognise the incredible contribution that Black people of African and Caribbean descent have made to British life, culture and history.

From art, music, military and sport to teaching, financial institutions and law, Black British people have left and will continue to leave an indelible mark.

At LSDN we proudly celebrate, by sharing daily short video clips highlighting the achievements of Black people…

Windrush migrant and University of Bristol MA student Eulinda Antonette Clarke Akalanne delivers a thought-provoking performance of her poem about the experiences of the Windrush generation and the Hostile Environment Bill 2013.
World-renowned architect, Sir David Adjaye, goes in-depth on the historically-driven narrative of one of his greatest works, The National Museum of African American History.
Stephen Lawrence Trust:  Our Building Futures programme supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and under-represented groups to study architecture, gain work experience and qualify as architects.
They work with 50 architecture practices and others in the built environment to provide students with the financial support, skills and experience they need to succeed.
In October 2004 Dame Linda Hobbs became the first Black high court judge in the U.K.
Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock is a British Space Scientist and Science Educator. She is an Honorary Research Associate of University College London’s Department of Physics and Astronomy.[4] Since February 2014, she has co-presented the long-running astronomy television programme The Sky at Night with Chris Lintott.
Sheku Kanneh-Mason Sheku’s glittering career has been one ‘first’ after another. The young cellist first found fame after becoming the first black artist to win BBC Young Musician of the Year. Soon after, he went on the play at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, playing Fauré and Schubert to an audience of two billion.
At the beginning of 2020, Sheku became the first cellist in chart history to reach the UK Official Album Chart Top 10, in a groundbreaking moment for classical and pop music. The 21-year-old cellist is a remarkable story – and it gets all the more special when you look at his family. Incredibly, Sheku’s six siblings, the Kanneh-Masons, all share exceptional musical talents.