1919: Britain's Forgotten Race Riots

David Olusoga

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Historian David Olusoga delves into the series of race related riots of 1919

The aftermath of the First World War made 1919 a turbulent year, as simmering tensions erupted into race riots across the world. Historian and broadcaster David Olusoga explores the little-known story of the racial unrest which affected Britain, as youths and workers clashed on the streets of port cities such as Liverpool, Glasgow, Newport, South Shields, London and Cardiff.

David Olusoga has won awards as both a presenter and documentary maker. His most recent series include The World’s War: Forgotten Soldiers Of Empire (BBC Two), Black and British: A Forgotten History (BBC Two) and the BAFTA winning Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners (BBC Two). He is also the author of The World’s War, the co-author of The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism, and author of Black and British: A Forgotten History, which was awarded both the Longman-History Today Trustees Award and the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize. 


Name: 1919: Britain's Forgotten Race Riots
Where: Knowledge Centre
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96 Euston Road
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