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Celebrate inspirational figures from Black history and culture

As a business, we are committed to the fight against injustice and inequality.

On this page we celebrate some of the inspirational people who through their actions and words, have helped move us closer to the dream of a fair and just society for all.

Leigh Brownlee, Founder of Stuff To Do, explains why we think this is important, in the video below.

Video recorded 3rd June 2020

Be Inspired:

Martin Luther King: 

This great man dreamt that all inhabitants of the United States would be judged by their personal qualities and not by the colour of their skin (as do we)

Dr. Maya Angelou: 

https://www.biography.com/writer/maya-angelou

Author, actress, screenwriter, dancer, poet, and civil rights activist. Plus creator of one of the most celebrated memoirs ever: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Edward Enniful MBE: 

https://www.vogue.co.uk/news/article/edward-enninful-racism

The era-defining editor of Vogue shares a personal response to the killing of George Floyd

Billie Holiday

One of nature’s rare talents – a thought-provoking documentary chronicling the life of ‘Lady Day’

Jimi Hendrix: 

An iconic moment from a iconic figure – the Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock, 1969

Muhammad Ali: 

One of the greatest sporting heroes – and men – of all time, and still an inspirational figure today

Beyonce: 

An absolute Queen (does anything more need to be said?)

Jay-Z: 

You can’t talk about inspirational figures in Black culture without giving a shout out to Mr Beyonce 😉

Luvvie Ajayi: 

We luv Luvvie, she’s not afraid to stand up and be counted

Lizzo: 

The one and only…. live at the Brit awards 2020 – you go gurl!

Aretha Franklin: 

“all I’m askin’ is for a little respect”  – doesn’t sound like a lot to ask to us, Aretha <3

Bob Marley: 

Knowledge, Wisdom, Overstanding – a true Prince of Peace

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