Remembering Equiano - 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery
Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa 'The African' - In Soham, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

100 Great Black Britons
100 Great Black Britons

Inspired by the success of the BBC's 'Great Britons' in 2002, The Mayor of London announced a poll to find the 100 Great Black Britons to mark Black History Month in October 2003.

In February 2004, Mary Seacole was voted the Greatest Black Briton of all time. The original "lady with the lamp" who tended wounded soldiers in the Crimea was a Jamaican-born nurse who made her own way out to the war. But as she was denied the chance of enlisting with Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole's contribution has hitherto been overshadowed.

Olaudah Equiano was voted 'The 4th Greatest Black Briton' overall and the Greatest Political Black Briton.

Mary Seacole

Olaudah Equiano

Mary Seacole was voted the Greatest Black Briton

Olaudah Equiano was voted the Greatest Political Black Briton


Soham Museum Project Open Day - Lodside Hall, Soham Village College on Saturday 11th October 2003 from 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Soham Museum

SA4Y - Soham Action 4 Youth

 Soham Village College

Soham Village College - Stage Chance

The National Lottery - Heritage Lottery Fund

Momentum Arts

Untold Stories

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