Windrush

Oct'20 What's Going On September 30, 2020 28.10.2020: Peter Parkin’s Windrush Day presentation, online event

These fine young West Indians (the term used at the time) were actively encouraged and indeed invited by the British Government to come to the UK and take up the overabundant job vacancies on offer that were not being filled.

Oct'20 What's Going On September 30, 2020 23.10.2020 – QUIZ: So You Think You know About Black History, online event

So You Think You Know About Black British History? is a new Windrush-era quiz put together by Avril Nanton and Robin Walker to test your history knowledge about Black British History.

D Encyclopaedia Africana September 25, 2020 DZAGBELE MATILDA ASANTE

The prevalent Windrush narrative belies the fact that there were African nurses born in Britain or from Africa in the health service before and during the fledgling years of the NHS. History consultant Kwaku provides one such story with a familial connection.

Media (RH) Resources Hub September 3, 2020 Alex Pascall: the broadcaster who gave a voice to black Britain – and is now taking on the BBC

he morning after that historic meeting between Bob Marley and the Mighty Sparrow, Pascall, still on a high, bounded into the office. “Where’s the tape recording of last night?” he asked. No one knew. Pascall searched the office and eventually found it. It had been put in the bin.

A Encyclopaedia Africana August 27, 2020 ANDREA LEVY

Andrea Levy did not begin writing until she was in her mid-thirties. At that time there was little written about the black British experience in Britain.

Encyclopaedia Africana S August 13, 2020 DOCUMENTARY: THE STUART HALL PROJECT

“For many of my generation in the 70s… he was one of the few people of colour we saw on television who wasn’t crooning, dancing or running. His very iconic presence on this most public of platforms suggested all manner of ‘impossible possibilities’.”

Encyclopaedia Africana W August 10, 2020 WINDRUSH: ARRIVAL, 1948

Had they thought England a golden land in a golden age?

Encyclopaedia Africana W August 10, 2020 WINDRUSH: HOW THE STORY BROKE

They have lived nearly all their lives in the UK, working and paying taxes. But in the draconian new immigration climate, an increasing number of elderly people are being told that they are here illegally.

W August 10, 2020 WINDRUSH: MICHAEL BRAITHWAITE

An experienced special needs teaching assistant lost his job after his employers ruled that he was an illegal immigrant, despite the fact he has lived in the UK for more than 50 years.

Education (RH) Resources Hub August 10, 2020 Black British history: the row over the school curriculum in England

“The whole basis of the Windrush scandal was that ‘these people don’t belong here’, that their citizenship could be revoked. It makes me feel like we don’t belong, like we’ve never made any contribution,” she says. “That is not the truth.”

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