Ruy Barbosa

Ruy Barbosa

Born Ruy Barbosa D'Oliveira in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. A defender of civil liberties, he fought for the abolition of slavery in Brazil. He fled to London after being accused of being a conspirat...

Person, Journalism / Publishing, Law, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, Brazil

1 memorial
Battersea Rise House

Battersea Rise House

Built circa 1770. The house and the estate were bought by Henry Thornton in 1792. William Wilberforce, his good friend, lived here until Thornton's marriage. Both men were MPs and important members...

Building, Architecture, Race Issues

1 memorial
William Beckford, Alderman

William Beckford, Alderman

Lord Mayor of London 1762 and 1769. Born Jamaica. Inherited a fortune from the family slave-based business. Lived at 22 Soho Square (the house has been demolished) from 1751 until his death while t...

Person, Lord Mayor, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, Jamaica

1 memorial
Alfred Beit

Alfred Beit

Co-founder and funder (with Sir Julius Wernher) of the Royal School of Mines building. Born Hamburg, learnt the diamond trade in Amsterdam and went to Kimberley where he met Wernher and Cecil Rhod...

Person, Industry, Philanthropy, Race Issues, Africa, Germany, South Africa

1 memorial
Sir Otto Beit

Sir Otto Beit

Financier, philanthropist, and art connoisseur.  Born Berlin.  Younger brother to Alfred and made his fortune the same way: mining diamonds.  Came to London in 1896 and took British citizenship.  G...

Person, Industry, Philanthropy, Race Issues, Germany

1 memorial
Steve Biko

Steve Biko

Anti-apartheid activist. Born Stephen Bantu Biko in Ginsberg Township, in what is now the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. He was initially involved with the multiracial National Union of Sou...

Person, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, Seriously Famous, South Africa

1 memorial
Black British Heritage

Black British Heritage

They have an address at 182 Hammersmith Road, but the only website we can find (Dec 2011) is in Japanese.  Something fishy going on.

Group, History, Race Issues

1 memorial
Black Consciousness Movement of Azania

Black Consciousness Movement of Azania

Organisation that was the external arm of the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM). An anti-apartheid activist movement that emerged in South Africa in the mid-1960s after the banning of the African ...

Group, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, South Africa

1 memorial
Black History Walks

Black History Walks

Black History Walks offer guided Walking Tours London to include the African history of London.

Group, History, Race Issues, Tourism / Traditions

3 memorials
Society of Black Lawyers

Society of Black Lawyers

Legal group established with the objectives of working towards the elimination of racial discrimination within the legal profession and the achievement of true equality of opportunity and equal acc...

Group, Law, Race Issues

1 memorial
167 more subjects