About Us2022-11-08T10:48:50+00:00

Black Poppy Rose About Us

The BlackPoppyRose was launched in September 2010 by Selena Carty.

Created to be a symbol that represents the contributions made by the African/Black/West Indian/Caribbean/Pacific Islands & Indigenous communities to various wars since the 16th century.

A symbol that signifies pride, honour and glory, with the hope that future generations will be inspired by these largely untold historical legacies.

Mission Statement

Established with the aim of enlightening people of ALL nations, of the African/Black/West Indian/Caribbean/Pacific Islands & Indigenous communities contribution to history.


  1. To make the BlackPoppyRose a symbol of Remembrance world-wide
  2. To educate and empower through understanding historical timelines
  3. To empower self identity within African/Black/West Indian/Caribbean/Pacific Islands & Indigenous Nations communities

We remember Men, Women, Children in all capacities of life and service, all who Fought, Contributed and Sacrificed!

Our pins are to be worn by ANYONE who wishes to remember

  • To Empower, Educate and Elevate those who are missing key historical narratives that have assisted the way the world has been shaped.
  • To assist with the preservation of Global history so it is not left deep inside the archives.
  • To share the history and information with the world so we continue to assist with the healing through our shared history and experiences.

How we do this…

We search, research, document our communities world-wide

We design and sell Pins to wear all year round in remembrance.

We make wreaths to lay in remembrance to those who have fallen.

We build on Exhibitions and create other means of Remembrance to ensure visual images are apart of what we do.

We document your Military family history to uncover and share more narratives

We can do much more with your help & support

Wars we are remembering…

  • Maroon Wars

  • American Revolution

  • Haitian Revolution

  • Xhosa War

  • Napoleonic Wars

  • War of 1812

  • Anglo Ashanti Wars

  • Black Wars

  • Maori Wars

  • American Civil War

  • Crimean War

  • Apache Wars

  • Boer Wars

  • Italo Ethiopian Wars

  • Anglo Zulu Wars

  • World War I

  • World War II

  • Korean War

  • Vietnam War

  • And More