2013: Calls for Annual Celebration of Windrush Day

Campaigners are this weekend calling for an annual celebration of the positive contribution of immigration to Britain. The call, led by politicians, faith groups, academics and artists, comes as the nation prepares to celebrate Windrush Day, marking the 65th anniversary of the arrival into Tilbury Docks of the MV Empire Windrush and the first wave of post-war immigration.

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Reclaiming Our Family History

WITH THE recent launch of the online database Legacies of British Slave-ownership project, which provides details of the £20 million paid to slave owners, key issues have been raised not only about the whole debate regarding reparations and apology, but also family genealogy.

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Masters of the Airwaves: Pirate radio

The book tells the story of the birth of black music radio in Britain in the seventies. It starts out with a few black music shows on legal radio, leading on to the black music pirate radio boom, and culminating with legal, black music radio stations.
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Who do you think you are?

Local residents from the Harlesden Routes family history programme went to Olympia in London on Saturday 23 February 2013 to attend the popular BBC1 TV family history show Who do you think you are.

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Award Walter Tull the Military Cross

The petition calls upon David Cameron to posthumously award Walter Tull the Military Cross for which he was recommended. Walter Tull was the first Black officer in the British Army. He was also Britain’s first Black professional footballer too. During the First World War, due to discriminatory rules Black people were barred from becoming officers.

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100 Great Black Britons