'Britain's first Black pop star' commemorated after plaque campaign

An English Heritage blue plaque is put up in Brixton, south London, for Winifred Atwell, the first Black artist to have a number one in the UK singles chart. The Trinidad-born ragtime pianist released 'Let's Have Another Party' in 1954, when it spent five weeks at the top spot. The installation of the blue plaque is the culmination of a campaign devised by the Nubian Jak Community Trust, in which temporary plaques acknowledging Black Londoners have been put up in different locations around the capital.