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Black Hall of Fame

Denise Lewis
Golden girl - Denise Lewis

Many famous black and Asian high profile achievers from the world of sports and entertainment grew up in the West Midlands.

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Birmingham libraries: Black History Month

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As part of Black History Month the BBC Birmingham website is looking for the greatest local black celebrities.

Who do you think is the greatest black sports, music or TV personality to come out of Birmingham and the Black Country.


Simply who is you favourite celebrity?

The winner will be announced on the website at the end of Black History month. Find out how you can vote.


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Celebrating our local black celebrities...

Stars such as Denise Lewis, Beverley Knight and Meera Syal are the pride and joy of the West Midlands.

Their outstanding contributions and acheivements in the world of sport and entertianment are known worldwide, making them fitting role models for our next generation of local heroes.

Black Hall of Fame

Beverley Knight Music - From the legends of Steel Pulse and Jazz musician Andy Hamilton, to the divas of the R'n'B world Beverley Knight and Jamelia.
Daniel Caines Sport - From Olympic Gold medalist Denise Lewis and top athlete Daniel Caines, to Kick Boxing champion 'Flash Gill'.
Meera Syal Entertainment - From the award winning actress and writer Meera Syal to Black Country funny man Lenny Henry.
Vote for your favourite...

As part of Black History Month 2003 the BBC Birmingham website asked readers to vote for who they thought was the greatest black sports, music or TV personality to come out of Birmingham and the Black Country.

Take a look at our reader votes
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