Black History Month has been celebrated every October in the UK for over 35 years.
It recognises, rewards and celebrates the contribution made to our society over many years by the African and Caribbean communities. An opportunity to reflect on Britain's diversity and rich culture, it also serves as a reminder of the inequality that still exists.
To mark Black History Month UK, we take a look at the important part Britain's black community played in the First and Second World Wars...
“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, keep moving forward.”Martin Luther King Jr.