Here’s some info about Glaucoma from the 100 Black Men of London newsletter.
To mark the 60th anniversary of the arrival of the MV Empire Windrush in Britain in 1948, this exhibition tells some of the the personal stories of the Black men and women who were involved in the First and Second World Wars.
Among the exhibits on display are the MBE belonging to Sam King, who returned to Britain on the Windrush after serving in the RAF and subsequently served as the first Black mayor of Southwark, and the telegram announcing the death of Walter Tull, the first Black British Army officer.
The exhibition runs through to March 2009 and will be accompanied by a series of monthly lectures, held in conjunction with the 100BMOL, which will provide the opportunity to explore and discuss various related topics including:
(a) loyalty within the British Empire and what it means to fight for ‘your’ country,
(b) Britain’s use of propaganda in Caribbean recruitment and the anti-Black propaganda employed by the Nazi regime,
(c) the Black victims of Nazi persecution before and during the Second World War, and
(d) an examination of the American presence in the Caribbean and the influence of US segregation policies on Britain.
There are also a series of family events linked to the exhibition. Admission is free.
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ. For more information see From War to Windrush