Black portraits and opinions
The Chronicle article
As early as 1720, Ignatius Sancho, perhaps the first African Man of Letters in Britain, defied what he called the "miserable fate of almost all of our unfortunate colour". This son of Africa, born on a slave ship, achieved a lifetime of great accomplishment in the literary and musical establishment.
Today's Black Briton's and a range of their contributions in a long line of historic achievements are captured in these selected portraits by Donald MacLellan, photographer.