British Royals Acknowledge Black Servicemen Efforts

During a Royal Visit of the recently established Black Cultural Archives Centre in Brixton, London, Prince Charles notably acknowledged the "remarkable contribution" black immigrants made to Great Britain, particularly "during the first and Second World War."  For details, see The Belfast Telegraph, Sunday Expressand Evening Standard.

On a related note, BBC provides us with a brief introduction to a rarely reported tragedy involving Africans in WWI, where more than 600 men died when the SS Mendi sunk off the coast of southern England. Since Black South Africans were not allowed to fight at that time, the ship had been transporting auxiliary men -- miners, foresters, hospital orderlies and builders -- from the South African Native Labour Corps to help with the war effort in France.

Prince Charles During Visit at Black Cultural Archives, Brixton, London (Getty)

Prince Charles During Visit at Black Cultural Archives, Brixton, London (Getty)

Charles and Camilla Inspect Cadet Guard of Honour, Brixton, London (Belfast Telegraph)

Charles and Camilla Inspect Cadet Guard of Honour, Brixton, London (Belfast Telegraph)