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This month’s update adds the lives of 9 people of Black/African descent who had an impact on the UK. As well as those from the period of colonial slavery, they include men and women from the Caribbean and West Africa who trained and worked in modern Britain. Read the introduction here.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Joe Clough moved to Britain, where in 1908 he became almost certainly the first Black bus driver in London. After war service as a motor ambulance driver on the western front, he settled in Bedford, where his migrant experience later informed a study of race relations in Britain