Occupy the Archives: Speaking For and Against Empire
Thursday 29 September 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Since the Docking of SS Windrush in 1948 the question of belonging and citizenship, became intricately woven into the debates around labour, nationality, and service to the Empire in post-war Britain. What were some of the ideas and attitudes which fuelled these patterns and processes of inclusion and exclusion, and how did this contribute to who was entitled citizenship rights and who was not?
We dig into our rich archives to gain a deeper insight of how these ideas were presented in letters, speeches, and newsletters which captured the public sentiments of the time. How was language and image used to convey these notions, and what does this reveal about attitudes towards the Commonwealth and the Motherland?
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Founded in 1981, the Black Cultural Archives’ mission is to collect, preserve and celebrate the heritage and history of Black people in Britain. Learn more about the work we do, visit bcaheritage.org.uk