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Typescript, Radio script
These are the scripts for the BBC Home Service radio news bulletins for 22 June 1948, spanning from 7am to 10pm. The sec...
This pamphlet was published by the BBC Caribbean Service around 1959 when total migration to Britain from the Caribbean...
Ephemera, Pamphlet, Photograph, Image
In response to the racist violence and riots that swept through Britain in the summer of 1958 – and in particular Nottin...
Periodical, Photograph, Image
Edited by Dominican-born Edward Scobie, Flamingo magazine ran from 1961 to 1965. The magazine described itself as ‘the v...
James Berry came to Britain on the SS Orbita in 1948. These notes were written in preparation for his poetry collection,...
At the age of 13, and accompanied by his adoptive parents, Vincent Reid was the youngest migrant on board the Empire Win...
Manuscript, Letter, Poem
Having migrated from Jamaica in 1948, James Berry set about fulfilling his dream of becoming a creative writer. He publi...
This poem contains strong language In 1955 Jamaican writer and broadcaster Andrew Salkey won the Thomas Helmore Poetry P...
This is Benjamin Zephaniah’s poem about the racist murder of teenager Stephen Lawrence in 1993. When written in 1999, th...
Poster, Photograph, Image
On 18 January 1981 a fire at a teenager’s birthday party in New Cross, south London led to the death of 13 young Black p...
This photograph shows an unnamed woman disembarking from a ship which had recently landed in Southampton Docks, in May 1...
This photograph shows a group of men reading a newspaper, after disembarking from the Empire Windrush at Tilbury docks, ...
This is a photograph of poet James Berry, taken by Fay Godwin in May 1985. It forms part of a set of over 80 images shot...
This photograph depicts newly arrived Windrush passengers at Tilbury Docks on 22 June 1948: (from left to right) boxer J...
This photograph, entitled The Lime, captures Samuel Selvon, John La Rose and Andrew Salkey. The Trinidadian term ‘lime’ ...