Party leader Tim Farron wrote:
"As a Liberal, one of my most deeply held beliefs is that everyone should have the opportunity to achieve their ambitions and become anything they want to be. So many of the people who we will remember this Black History Month embody this ideal.
"People like Winifred Atwell, the first black artist to have a number one single in the UK or John Kent the first black police officer. People like Mary Seacole, the pioneering nurse who overcame prejudice in order to go and treat sick and wounded soldiers in the Crimean war."
Click on the images below to read about the black heroes chosen by some of our London members.