Lord Learie Nicholas Constantine, MBE

Learie Nicholas Constantine born in Trinidad, 1901,was a West Indian cricketer, lawyer and politician who served as Trinidad's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and became the UK’s first black peer. After a very successful career in cricket, Learie would go on to become a qualified barrister in 1954, but it was in 1944 he was to become the first black person to successfully bring a court case against a service establishment that barred people on the grounds of colour.

Born: 21 September 1901

Died: 1 July 1971

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Sir Trevor McDonald.

Sir Trevor McDonald is a Trinidadian-British newsreader and journalist. He had a long career as a news presenter with ITN. He is notable for having been ITN’s first black journalist, and for having won more awards than any other British broadcaster. Trevor McDonald was knighted in 1999 for his services to journalism.

Born: 16 August 1939 

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Ade Adepitan.

Ade Adepitan (born Adolf Adepitan) MBE is a British television presenter and wheelchair basketball player. He uses a wheelchair as a result of contracting polio as a child which led to the loss of use of his left leg. He has inspired many people around the world. His positive attitude, and determination, has enabled him to forge a successful sporting and media career.

Born: 27 March 1973

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