100 Great Black Britons out now in paperback

Patrick Vernon’s landmark 100 Great Black Britons campaign of 2003 was one of the most successful movements to focus on the role of people of African and Caribbean descent in British history. Frustrated by the widespread and continuing exclusion of the Black British community from the mainstream popular conception of ‘Britishness’, despite Black people having […]

EVENT: Gloucester History Festival 19th September 2021 – Vanley Burke, Panya Banjoko & Patrick Vernon

Vanley Burke – ‘the godfather of black British photography’ – is joined by leading writer and campaigner Patrick Vernon OBE, creator of the 100 Great Black Britons list and co-author of the book, as they use a special selection of his iconic photographs as a starting point to explore the last 50 years of Black British history. […]

Public Windrush memorial vandalised in a suspected ‘hate crime’

Prominent Windrush campaigner and social commentator, Patrick Vernon, told The Voice the vandalism needs to be treated as a hate crime. He said: “This is a hate crime and cultural terrorism against the Windrush generation. “It is another attempt to try and denigrate and supress the contributions of the Windrush generation to Britain. “Whoever did […]

BLM gives cautious welcome to Queen’s reported backing

Patrick Vernon, a cultural historian and co-author of 100 Great Black Britons, said if the Queen truly embraced BLM “the next logical question would be what is she going to do about it, in terms of allyship, which is no different to conversations I’ve been having with people in the private sector when I’ve done […]