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This year, the students involved in putting together the SU’s Black History Month wanted to recognise and celebrate lesser known Black thinkers, visionaries, artists, activists and others, who more people should know.

 

These Unsung Heroes have been chosen for many reasons including their contributions in their fields, their work promoting racial equality and their bravery in the face of incredible adversity.

 

Every week, we will share our list of Unsung Heroes with information about their lives and their impact on history. Help us celebrate their incredible lives by reading more about them and sharing with your friends. The first three Unsung Heroes are:

 

William Cuffay (1788 – 1870) 

Sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mrWswnS_-M 

https://100greatblackbritons.com/bios/william_cuffay.html 

 

 

Dr Evelyn Scott (1935 – 2017) 

She was a political activist and a key figure in the  Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (FCAATSI).  

Sources: https://ministers.pmc.gov.au/scullion/2017/lifelong-dedication-social-justice-tribute-dr-evelyn-scott-ao 

https://www.rahs.org.au/evelyn-scott-1935-2017/ 

 

Aime Cesaire (1913 – 2008) was a French poet and activist.  

Sources: https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2013/50/r4-sun-a-notebook-on-aime-cesaire 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-africa-50377646 

 

If you would like to contribute to this list, share your story or be part of this years #BlackHistoryMonth celebrations email f.lakhani@angliastudent.com

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