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Black Firsts

A profile of Olympic sprinter Emmanuel McDonald Bailey, who set a British 100m mark that stood for over a quarter of a century.

June 2023
A profile of Karlene Davis, who became the first black woman to head the Royal College of Midwives.
A profile of Savile Row tailor Andrew Ramroop.
A profile of Edric Connor, who, in 1958, became the first black actor to appear with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
A profile of Gloria Cumper, who became the first black female law graduate of Girton College, Cambridge, and was instrumental in setting up the University of the West Indies.
A profile of Brenda Edwards, who won a place at the London School of Contemporary Dance at 17 and later became artistic director of London Festival Ballet.
A profile of Carlton Duncan, Britain's first black secondary school headmaster.
Clive Lloyd, former West Indies cricket captain, looks at the life of Learie Constantine, the Trinidad-born cricketer who fought against injustice and discrimination.