Professor David Olusoga has been named as one of New African’s 100 Most Influential Africans for 2021 and awarded the President’s Medal by the British Academy.
Although Black TV presenters and actors are now plentiful in the British media, representation of the diaspora’s contribution to British culture remains thin and distorted.
For over a century, white soldiers were remembered by name in memorials but the black and brown who perished in British colonial uniform were ignored. Finally, a great wrong is being righted.
It is a mistake to think that the presence of the African diaspora in Britain began with the Windrush generation. In fact, African were present …