‘100 Great Black Britons’ is the work of social commentator and campaigner Patrick Vernon and Dr Angelina Osborne and chronicles the achievements of key black Britons throughout history.
The book was created in 2004 as part of a campaign by Mr Vernon and Mrs Osborne to raise awareness.
They invited the public to vote for the Black Briton they most admired, with names such as Lenny Henry, Andrea Levy, Dr Elaine Arnold and Sonia Boyce appearing on the list.
The campaign and the book were a success and, in 2019, following Brexit and the Windrush scandal, the campaign and book were relaunched, with an updated book relaunched on October 21.
Colleague and former teacher Dr Yvonne Davis is now leading the campaign to send a copy of the book to every school in the country.