1946 after black people had fought and died all over the world for Britain, those who were still in England were told to go back where they had come from.

On this day we will tell the untold stories of the post-war generation with films, audio clips and testimony from war veterans who were also veterans of the Civil Rights movement in Britain. As a black person in the post-war years you were:

refused bank loans
refused jobs
restricted to live in bombed out areas
blocked from buying homes
harassed by police
refused entry to churches
refused service in pubs, hotels, restaurants
forced to pay a higher mortgage than whites
spat at on public transport
attacked by the general public
treated as if stupid in schools
War veterans such as Billy Strachan, Sam King and Connie Marks used their organising skills to fight such discrimination. We will focus on how such obstacles were overcome and if the lessons have been learned/remembered by the present generation

When? – Saturday 21 March 1pm-4.30pm

Where? – Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road SE1

Tube: Lambeth North.

Cost? – Free entry

First come, first served

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