Black History Month: Black Britons who paved the way

October is Black History Month which is a time to celebrate black history and culture.

It was started to acknowledge the contributions that people from Afro-Caribbean backgrounds have made to the country - lots of which aren't taught in schools or widely known about.

De'Graft has been finding out more about influential black people in the UK who were the first to do some important things that you should know about.

Find out more:

Amazing black women you should know about

The black men who made history in Britain

Black History Month: Find out more with Newsround

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