Walter Tull had a Barbadian father and an English mother and was born in Kent in 1888. He went on to become one of the first Black Caribbean footballers to play in the top flight when he signed for Tottenham Hotspur in 1909. During WWI he became the first Black officer in the British army. He died during fighting in France in 1918.
Staying Power: Photographs of black British experience in the 1950s to 1990s is a joint project between the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Black Cultural Archives. It “aims to raise awareness of the contribution of black Britons to British culture and society, as well as to the art of photography”. I reviewed the event and below are some of the images on display: