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Join us to celebrate Black History Month at Birkbeck's University Square Stratford Campus

"On 22nd June 1948, 802 migrants from British colonies in the Caribbean arrived at Tilbury Dock aboard the HMT Empire Windrush. They were looking for new opportunities in the 'Motherland'."

Eastside Community Heritage's Windrush exhibition explores first-hand accounts of the journey, and what it was like for the new arrivals to Britain. For Newham's Black History Month 2019, which has the theme Recognising the Past, Shaping the Future, the oral histories of those who took the journey will be on display at University Square Stratford for local residents to learn more about and recall their own experiences.

This celebration event will mark the occasion, and is open to Birkbeck and University of East London staff, students and members of the public. Refreshments will be provided, and all are welcome, so come along for a look around, a cup of tea and a chat!

"People there wasn't very friendly at first. When you came to this country. If you said 'good morning' to them then they would be rude or say nothing. They would look at you as if you were mad. In the West Indies we were brought up to say 'good morning' to everyone" - Cheryl Samuels

The exhibition will be up at USS from Monday 14th - Friday 19th October so even if you can't make this celebration event, drop in and read the stories told by Cheryl and many others who were aboard the ship for this life-changing voyage. Entry is free and open to everyone, no need to book in advance.

For any queries, please contact getstarted@bbk.ac.uk



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