100 years ago this month, Lance Corporal Joseph Alexander Wilmerdinge Peterson died of injuries sustained on the battlefield during World War 1. In this week’s story, we discover more about a fascinating life which began in the Caribbean during the late C19th.

Our story also celebrates the beginning of Black History Month 2020 in the UK. Founded by Ghanaian-born Akyaaba Addai Sebo in 1987, after visiting America, this event has been held annually ever since. It has become a powerful advocate for the sharing of Black history 365 days a year in mainstream education, museums and other public settings.

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