We asked young people from Atherton, Tyldesley and Leigh to tell us about inspirational black figures from history who have inspired them and what we can learn from them today.
Watch our videos to find out who they chose.
Tell us who inspires you
We want to know who inspires YOU. So why not join the conversation and tell us about the black figures, past and present, who have been an inspiration in your life.
Tag us on our , Facebook or Instagram page @WiganCouncil using #BlackHistoryMonth20 and #WhoInspiresYou?.