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The Unforgotten is a public art installation by artists Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey and Anna Fleischle, commissioned by the Young Vic to engage with the conversation within #BlackLivesMatter about statues being torn down, asking us all to (re)consider who we celebrate as our heroes.

The Unforgotten is also a year-long online conversation with our community. Each month we will use a specific theme as a way of amplifying Black heroes whose contributions should be remembered and celebrated. From military heroes, to LGBTQ+ trailblazers, to academics, artists and activists, we want this year to help us all to establish a new way of selecting and celebrating our icons and heroes. We believe learning about black history need not be confined to just one month of the year.

Submit your nomination

We want to hear from you!

Submit the name(s) of your Black pioneers and leaders using the form below and join our celebration pages. Or join the conversation on social media, using #YVUnforgotten.


You can also send your nomination via post to:

The Unforgotten
Young Vic Theatre
66 The Cut
London SE1 8LZ

February 2021: Teachers, Academics and Scientists

Join us this month to celebrate Black leaders in the worlds of education, academia and science.

Below is an ever-growing list of nominations which we’re updating as they come in from the public.

Do you know an inspirational teacher, professor, author or researcher? Submit your nominations for unsung heroes via social media or the online form above. 

Join the conversation

Share your own nominations on social media using the hashtag #YVUnforgotten 


Previous Months

Take a look at the nominations that we received in January 2021 for Black artists, December 2020 for Black healthcare heroes and November 2020 when we began the project by shining a light on the contributions of Black military and wartime heroes throughout history.