Before Windrush: African and Caribbean people in Britain 1900 – 1948

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Paul and Essie Robeson at the West African Students Union in Camden, mid 1930s

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A look at the African and Caribbean presence in Britain 50 years before Windrush

Campaigning against colonial rule and the colour bar, fighting in two World Wars, establishing communities in towns and cities and shaping the economic and cultural life of the country: historian Hakim Adi discusses the history of African and Caribbean people in Britain before 1948.

Hakim Adi is Professor of the History of Africa and the African Diaspora, University of Chichester and is one of the few historians specialising in the history of the African diaspora in Britain. He has written widely on the history of Africa and the African diaspora and has just completed a book on the history of Pan-Africanism (Bloomsbury, 2018). His currently writing a book on the history of African and Caribbean people in Britain that will be published by Penguin.

Image: Paul and Essie Robeson at the West African students union in Camden, mid-1930s

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Name: Before Windrush: African and Caribbean people in Britain 1900 – 1948
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
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Price: Full Price: £10.00
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Under 18: £7.00
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