Oku Ekpenyon

Oku Ekpenyon

community champion As a former head of history at an inner London secondary school and having taught for 20 years, I was aware of the curriculum’s constraints and the fact that the presence of black people in Britain was not appreciated, and that their contributions...
Sam King

Sam King

community champion Born in Jamaica in 1926, Samuel King worked with his father on the family farm with every intention of eventually taking over after his dad retired. When war was declared, he was a schoolboy interested in everything that was going on in Britain and...
Sybil Phoenix

Sybil Phoenix

community champion I am a woman of faith, and a Christian who believes strongly in ‘service’ to others; it has been a normal practice during my early days in British Guiana (now Guyana). My mother died when I was nine years of age. As my father worked in the quarries...
Arthur Leigh

Arthur Leigh

profiles Arthur was 22 years old when he answered the call from the Royal Air Force to volunteer to fight the Nazis in World War II. He had been employed as a clerk in Jamaica, but felt that the opportunity to serve in England was better than any other on the West...
Lauren Phillpotts

Lauren Phillpotts

profiles Laurent Phillpotts was born in Jamaica in 1923. He had been a trainee linotype operator at the Gleaner before volunteering for service in the Royal Air Force in 1943. After three months training at a camp on the island, he travelled to England where he...