The first public statue of a black woman in England, Bronze Woman was the brainchild of a black woman: Guyanese poet and local resident Cécile Nobrega. Based on and named after her own poem, Bronze Woman took 10 years of planning, fundraising and determination by Nobrega and other groups and individuals who wanted to mark the struggles faced by Afro-Caribbean women, as well as their contribution to society.
Meet the 14th Century African king who was richest man in the world of all time (adjusted for inflation!)
List of the wealthiest people ever - adjusted for inflation, includes african kings, wealthy normans that helped invade England, John of Gaunt, Bill Gates, Henry Ford, etc... Interesting little list to supplement history lesson
Spitalfields nippers: London's poorest children in the early 1900s – in pictures
For 100 years, they stayed hidden in family albums. Now amateur photographer Horace Warner’s intimate portraits of London’s poorest children are being printed for the first time, giving a glimpse into a forgotten world