Black History Month icons

Ade Adepitan - "You are in control of your dream and your ambition; no one can take away what you want to be, but you need to find it, so keep trying different things until you find your passion." Doreen Lawrence - "I think one of the things that we talk about with George Floyd and the marches, is we have to be seen and recognised. The Government needs to recognise that things need to change." Bishop John Sentamu - John Tucker Mugabi Sentamu, Baron Sentamu PC is a retired Anglican bishop; he was Archbishop of York, metropolitan of York, and Primate of England until 7 June 2020. He is now a member of the House of Lords. Bukayo Saka - Saka is an English professional footballer who plays as a left-winger or midfielder for Premier League club Arsenal and the England national team. Saka faced racist abuse online after missing a penalty in the 2021 Euros final. Zadie Smith - Zadie is an English novelist, essayist and short-story writer. Her debut novel, White Teeth, immediately became a best-seller and won several awards. She has been a tenured professor in the Creative Writing faculty of NYU. Stormzy - "My mum was born and raised in Ghana and has a lot of Ghanaian values, traditions and morals. All that rubbed off on me, and that's why I have a lot of love and good energy in me - that universal energy is a Ghanaian thing." Usain Bolt - "Worrying gets you nowhere. If you turn up worrying about how you're going to perform, you've already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself." Margaret Busby OBE - Margaret (Nana Akua Ackon) was born in Ghana, of part-Caribbean parentage and was educated in Britain. On graduating from London University in the 1960s she became the UK's youngest and first Black woman publisher.

Sir Trevor McDonald OBE - Sir Trevor, Britain's first black TV news reporter, best known for his career as a news presenter with ITN. He was knighted in 1999 for his services to journalism and awarded with a BAFTA fellowship in 2011.   Kadeena Cox MBE - Kadeena is a British parasport athlete. She was part of the 2015 IPC Athletics World Champs and the 2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Champs, where she won world titles in the T37 100m and C4 500m time trials respectively. Nelson Mandela - "No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." Alice Walker - Alice is an American novelist, short story writer, poet and social activist. In 1982 she became the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, which she was awarded for her novel The Colour Purple.

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