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United Kingdom
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Jamaica, United Kingdom
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Male

Marc Wadsworth

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

Marc Wadsworth is an award-winning Black rights campaigner, writer, broadcaster and BBC filmmaker. 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 edited was published a year later. In 1991,  he founded the Anti-Racist Alliance, Europe's largest Black-led movement, and helped the parents of murdered Black teenager Stephen Lawrence set up their campaign for justice and introduced them to Nobel prize winners Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. In 2006, Wadsworth 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. Wadsworth is chair of the National Union of Journalists' Black Members Council. The author of Comrade Sak, Shapurji Saklatvala MP, a political biography, he 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. Marc appears on television and radio as a political commentator. He 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

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