Eldridge Eatman-The (Joint) Fastest Man in the World
Eldridge Eatman was a world-record setting African-Canadian sprinter who was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick on the east coast of Canada, in 1882. He spent most of his life in New Brunswick, and sprinted professionally worldwide in the early 1900s, at a time when few black people were able to participate in professional sports.
Which means it is time to celebrate Black History Month!
This platform has been used in the UK since 1987 to remind the world about the often-neglected history made by amazing women and men who struggled to overcome structural racism, fought for human rights and contributed to the betterment and safety of this country.