Research for licensing: 17 historical people 1789 – 1984

By October 30, 2020 Will Carleton
Person Years Details
Fanny Eaton 1835-1925 Model and muse to pre Raphaelite artists, whose paintings challenged the London art scene’s perception of beauty.
Alice Kinloch 1852-1915 Unified voices of the Black community and founded the African Association.
Olive Morris 1952-1979 Activist, feminist, Black nationalist and squatters’ rights campaigner.
Lilian Bader 1918-2015 One of the most influential Black women in WW2.
J.S. Celestine Edwards 1858-1894 First known Black British editor and founder of the anti-racist magazine, Fraternity.
HUBERT ‘BARON’ BAKER 1925-1996 Known as “The man who discovered Brixton” due to his role in assisting many Caribbean settlers in the area.
Ken ‘Snakehips’ Johnson 1914-1941 Kept the British public entertained during WW2 and died while performing on stage during the Blitz.
William Brown 1815 Became the first woman to serve in the Royal Navy when she disguised herself as a man. Her true identity is unknown.
KATHLEEN WRASAMA 1917-unknown Race relations pioneer whose organisation helped with education and housing for Black Britons after WW2.
George Bridgetower 1778-1860 Virtuoso Violinist, who performed alongside Beethoven and was employed by King George IV to play in his orchestra.
Val Mccalla 1943-2002 A voice for the British African-Caribbean community and founder of The Voice newspaper.
Ethel Scott 1907-1984 First Black woman to represent Great Britain in international athletics and held a sprint time equal to the British record holder.
Frank Arthur Bailey 1925-2015 First Black fireman in Britain, who dedicated his life to youth and social work.
Lincoln ‘Len’ Dyke 1926-2006 Helped establish Britain’s first credit union and pioneered Britain’s Black hair care and beauty industry.
Sarah Baartman 1789-1815 Victim of commodification in 19th-century Europe due to objectification of her buttocks, leading to future corset designs accentuating the buttocks.
Lapido Solanke 1886-1958 Challenged the Western perceptions of Nigeria and brought attention to the language of Yoruba and Nigerian culture.
Amy Jaques Garvey 1895-1973 Journalism and publishing pioneer. Forward thinking political figure, who convinced U.N. representatives to adopt the African Freedom Charter.


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