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'Another London' photography exhibition at Tate Britain, London

Commenting on his photography 4 the Black Panther Movement in the UK, photographer Neil Kenlock recalls “Pple were calling us all sorts of names in the streets & painting graffiti everywhere. In school, there was no black history...If you asked the teachers where black people came from, they would say: ‘Somewhere in Africa, up a tree,’ & that’s it. So w/ the Black Panther movement we had educational classes, public meeting & lectures."

From the archive, 8 June 1973: Copper with a special talent

PC Norwell Gumbs Roberts - London’s first Black policeman . Sept. 1968. Over time he grew so tired of the notoriety that he changed his last name.

Mary Seacole was a Jamaican nurse who risked her own life to treat the wounded in the Crimean War. As Mary was black, Florence Nightingale turned her away several times, so she set up her own 'British Hotel' and worked round the clock to nurse the soldiers. Often she would go out into the field to treat them too. A remarkable woman who is, at last, getting some recognition for her hard and dangerous work.

Nelson Mandela dead: A symbol of resistance

RIP Nelson Mandela, pictured at his South African home in 2010, 'triumphed as a symbol of national reconciliation between South Africa's races'

A country divided: Stunning photographs capture the lives of ordinary Americans during segregation in the Jim Crow south

Separated: This image shows a neon sign, also in Mobile, Alabama, marking a separate entrance for African Americans encouraged by the Jim Crow laws

Black Liverpool: The Early History of Britain's Oldest Black Community 1730-1918 by Raymond Henry Costello, http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1873245076/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_4GGHub00C1M35

UK: Mary Seacole (1805-1881) the pioneering nurse and heroine of the Crimean War. Women we admire; influential women in history #Lottie dolls #herstory