To mark Black History Month, ITV News Anglia challenged students in Luton and Ipswich to come up with some important figures they'd like to see taught about on the GCSE history curriculum.
From the black footballer who led his troops into battle during the First World War to a trumpeter in King Henry VIII's court, they picked out the key figures and moments that help define Britain's black history.
Watch below to see what they came up with.
Watch here to see a report by ITV Anglia reporter Charlie Frost
Watch here to meet the students from Luton looking for the unsung heroes of Black History
And here is student Esmie Jikiemi-Pearson talking to Jonathan Wills about the importance of acknowledging black history