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How The BlackPoppyRose Project Is Remembering Our Black Veterans

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It’s well known that the UK’s military history is central to the country’s identity. Historian Selena Carty’s drive to know more about Black Britons’ contributions led to a mainly commemorative project through the use of symbolism, education and empowerment. Ahead of the first centenary of Remembrance Day celebrations in the UK, Adama Juldeh Munu speaks to Selena from the BlackPoppyRose Project on why black people should remember their fallen veterans from throughout the African diaspora.