On Saturday 3rd July 2010, Black History Studies was invited to the Black 100+ Photo shoot and Buffet Reception in conjunction with Lewisham Local Authority.
The Black 100+ Project and Lewisham Local Authority wanted to mark the first decade of this millennium with a historic photographic record of black achievement in modern Britain. We were invited to be featured in this exhibition, designed to inspire young people to excel and create a legacy for future generations, by highlighting your individual success and your valuable contributions to society. All photographs were taken by professional photographer Ayo Banton.
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Created by Lorna Stewart, The Black 100+ Exhibition was officially opened in 2007 by His Excellency The Rt. Hon. Burchelle Whiteman OJ, High Commissioner of Jamaica along with Actor and Playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah and Councillor Mackie Sheik Deputy Mayor of Southwark. Participants included a range of VIPs, celebrities, well known personalities and members of the general public such as; Lenny Henry, Baroness Lola Young, Rudolph Walker, and many others.
In its first year, The Exhibition was visited by over 3,000 people and was supported by interactive workshops about black history, inspiring children and young people, and professional development for entrepreneurs. It was heralded as a major success, with recognition on TV, radio and in print media.