UK Black & Asian Hall of Fame - 1900 to the Present Day

British society changed greatly during the 20th century. There were also two terrible world wars punctuated by a severe recession in the early 1930s. Life was also greatly improved by new inventions.

In the 1950s & 1960 large numbers of West Indians & West Africans arrived in Britain as did many Asians with many more coming after 1972. Now Britain has become a multi-cultural society.

At every level from Art to World War, from Culture to Sport, from Education to Enterprise and from Campaigning to Politics, Black & Asian people have made a significant impact across the UK.

The Our Heritage "UK Black & Asian Hall of Fame" captures over 1,900 people and some organisations who deserve to be in the Hall of Fame owing to the contribution they have made and/or making to the UK Black & Asian story since 1900 to the present day. The entries are not exhaustive but introductory. Please also visit leading Book Stores for biographies and autobiographies where relevant.

To find out more about that people who make up the Hall of Fame simply position your mouse over the image of your choice. To search for someone put their first and/or last name in the Search box. You can also use the Drop Box Menu to search the Hall of Fame by Categories.


OHTV would like to acknowledge the research assistance of Wikipedia and its team of Volunteers for their invaluable help in compiling the majority of the biographies in the Hall of Fame. Where information is sourced from elsewhere that is acknowledged in the respective biography