In 1948, after World War II, Britain was unable to be self-sustainable and so invited people form the Caribbean, on the Empire Windrush to come and help rebuild the nation. It means that Empire Windrush had the dubious title of reminding Britain of its own weakness, but a weakness that it has turned a broken nation into one with a collective strength, as Windrush marks a point of origin in which any non-white British Citizen could become a source of national pride.
Recognize Black Heritage & Culture
Onyeka is a writer, law lecturer and historian. His books document the
lives and history of the African experience in Britain. His work
explores issues about cultural identity, resistance to oppression and
the will to succeed.
Belgrade Theatre Coventry
Discover your Hidden History
11am - 2pm, Sat 14 May
Tickets: FREE Event
Dates & Times
Did you know that four million men and women from Britain’s colonies volunteered for service during the First and Second world war?
Did you know that over one million South Asian soldiers joined the allied forces in WW1 and that nearly 20,000 Caribbean soldiers served on the front line in the Somme, Passchendaele and, on the Middle Eastern Front, Palestine and Egypt?