Inspiring Legacies is the third and final part of the Stories of Black Leadership photographic and oral history series. This exhibition shines a spotlight on present day Black female leaders.


Inspiring Legacies is a portrait commission by award-winning photographer Misan Harriman that aims to make visible the journeys of pioneering Black British women who have excelled beyond measure, inspired many and left a lasting legacy that builds up those around us.

As Black Cultural Archives, the home of Black British history, celebrates its 40th anniversary, we look forward to our next 40 years and reflect on upon the significance of legacy. BCA’s history is filled with leading Black women. In reflecting on our own history of inspirational women, we proudly look outward to Black female leadership across Britain. In this final exhibition, we hear the personal experiences of five women in leadership: Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin MBE, Claire Ighodaro CBE, Dame Donna Kinnair, and Jacky Wright.


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