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James Berry – To Travel This Ship

James Berry, OBE, is a Jamaican poet who settled in Britain in 1948, in the first post-war wave of Jamaican emigration,...

Frank Bailey: Remembering London’s First Black Firefighter

Born in Guyana, Frank came to England in 1953 as a political activist, joining the West Indian Standing Conference. Whilst as a...

From the SS Windrush to Croydon: the life of Alex Elden

Alex Elden, a member of the Royal Airforce from 1944, and a passenger on the SS Empire Windrush on its famous...

Windrush Pioneer: Eileen O. Walkin

Patrick Vernon interviews Eileen O. Walkin who has dedicated life to her faith and local causes What was your early childhood? I was...

Sislin Fay Allen Britain’s First Black Policewoman

Sislin Fay Allen was an inspiration for many when she became the Metropolitan Police’s first black female police officer, based at...
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Video Interview with WWII Veteran the late Sam King

World War II veteran Sam King – originally from the West Indies – talks about his experiences in the Royal Air...

Margaret Busby: Doyenne of Black British Publishing

Born in Accra in the Gold Coast to parents with roots in Barbados, Trinidad and Dominica, she became Britain’s youngest and...

Eric and Jessica Huntley

Eric and Jessica Huntley, pioneering Black political and social activists and radical book publishers born in what then was, British Guiana...

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Windrush Day Events 2019

The Windrush Papers by BTWSC Events/African Histories Revisited

This presentation eschews the "bad histories", misinformation and conflations of the Windrush narrative, by focusing on the genesis, 1947-1950 - the immediate before and...