'The Story of Jamaican Independence -- and why it matters today' with The B...

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West Midlands Police Headquarters

Colmore Circus Queensway


B4 6AT

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WMP Black and Asian Police Association would like to invite you to celebrate the 56th anniversary of Jamaican Independence by attending a presentation by Profession Robert Beckford from Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent.

Blood and Fire: 'The Story of Jamaican Independence -- and why it matters today'

Professor Robert Beckford, Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent

Jamaican history is British history. In 1938, two cousins Norman Manley and Alexander Bustamante set about freeing Jamaica from British colonial rule. Each one had a particular vision for the future of the country, and if elected vowed to take the country down very different paths. Freedom was never in doubt because Jamaicans have a long history of resisted British rule, and independence was the final chapter of the colonial story. But what does this history mean for all of us in contemporary Birmingham?

In this talk, Professor Robert Beckford will present a screening and discussion of his BBC2 Film Blood and Fire: The Story of Jamaican Independence, and explore how an understanding of Jamaican history and culture can enrich social relations and empower cultural competence.

Professor Robert Beckford is an academic and broadcaster. He has written numerous books in the field of African Caribbean history and culture, and is best known as documentary filmmaker and radio presenter.

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