This chapter explores content and structure, giving a sense of the events, figures and concepts integral to its depiction of the relationships between black British intellectual life, education and social justice. It includes the place of education in black British history, the development of black British political identities and the problematic existence of black intellectuals. Education has been central to black British history. From the eighteenth century onwards, Britain's black intelligentsia has grown up around sites of educational desire. Insofar as they have addressed race, education and social justice, the black British intellectuals included in this book have been public intellectuals. It included Harold Moody's League of Coloured Peoples, Ladipo Solanke's West African Students Union and the first incarnation of the Indian Workers Association. British form of political blackness that has been integral to the formation of black British intellectual identities.