“SS Empire, the Commonwealth and the Windrush Scandal” (1948-2018) presented by Kwaku

Friday 15th June 2018, 5.00 PM – 7.00 PM @ the Hackney Archives, CLR James Library, Dalston Square, London E8 3BQ June marks the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks, carrying 492 West Indians who were looking to rewrite their fortunes in a Britain desperate for labour. The…

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Social Commentary No. 13 “CHILDREN OF THE WINDRUSH GENERATION – RUSHED OUT OF THE UK”

The treatment of long-term economic migrants living in the UK has become the focus of a recent international and political debate. Yesterday, the British Prime Minister Theresa May, apologised to the leaders of 12 Caribbean countries, in a day that has been dubbed ‘a day of national shame’. Theresa May, stated her ‘regret for the anxiety caused‘…

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