Marc Wadsworth
Place of residence
United Kingdom
National identity
United Kingdom

Marc Wadsworth

Short biography
Marc Wadsworth is an award-winning Black rights campaigner, writer, broadcaster and BBC filmmaker.

Watch Marc Wadsworth speaking about Stephen Lawrence at the Leeds International African Arts Festival 2023.

Marc Wadsworth is an award-winning Black rights campaigner, writer, broadcaster and BBC filmmaker and radio producer.

He was a founder of the Labour Party Black Sections and led the organisation for two years, including when four of its members made history by being elected MPs in 1987. The Black Agenda document he compiled and edited was published the following year.

In 1991, he founded the Anti-Racist Alliance, which became Europe's largest Black-led movement. Marc helped the parents of murdered Black teenager Stephen Lawrence set up their campaign for justice and introduced them to Nobel prize winners Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

In 2006, Marc launched The-Latest.Com, Britain’s first dedicated citizen journalism website, which he edits. He co-founded Grassroots Black Left, a successor to the Labour Party Black Sections, in 2017 and The Liberation Movement four years later.

Marc helped establish and chaired the National Union of Journalists' Black Members Council. In 2023, the NUJ awarded him its prestigious Gold Badge for his "exceptional contribution" to the union over many years.

The author of Comrade Sak, Shapurji Saklatvala MP, a political biography, Marc is keen on uncovering Black hidden histories and has made two films about African Caribbean Second World War veterans, one of them broadcast several times by BBC Television.

His independent production company made the BBC Radio Four docudrama, The Amazing Life of Olaudah Equiano in 2022.

Marc appears on television and radio as a political commentator and does freelance writing for a variety of publications. He was a senior journalism lecturer at City University London until 2012.

Marc has a King's College masters degree in contemporary British history, passed with a distinction, is an associate fellow in the University of Warwick's Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies and guest lectures in Britain and abroad.

Author photograph by Kevin White.