The famous faces that show black history is not just skin deep...
1 Nelson Mandela Became South Africa’s first post-apartheid president after spending 27 years in solitary confinement.
2 Muhammad Ali Former world heavyweight boxing champion and totem for the civil-rights movement.
3 Rosa Parks Symbol for the civil rights movement. Refused to move from a seat reserved for white bus passengers.
4 Black Panthers A black nationalist and socialist organisation.
5 Marcus Garvey Propounded black nationalism in Jamaica and the US, founded the UNIA-ACL group.
6 Martin Luther King Spokesman for the American civil-rights movement in the 50s and 60s. Assassinated in 1968.
7 Malcolm X Human rights activist and black minister. Influential in the controversial Nation of Islam movement.
8 Bob Marley The Jamaican singersongwriter and reggae musician is one of the bestselling artists of all time.
9 Tommie Smith and John Carlos The US athletes who conducted the famous Black Power salute while at the 1968 Olympics.