In 1969, Una Winifred Atwell was awarded Trinidad and Tobago’s national award, the Gold Hummingbird Medal, for her achievements in music. Aside from her musical accomplishments, Una Winifred Atwell dedicated her life to being an activist. She advocated against racism in every country she ever lived in, including Aboriginal rights in Australia. She was able to exceed the racism of the ‘White Australia’ era to become one of the greatest ragtime pianists of her time. Una Winifred Atwell suffered a stroke in 1980 and later passed in 1983 after she suffered a heart attack. Her legacy will continue to live on as the greatest black, female ragtime pianist of her time.