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From War to Windrush: Curating multiculturalism in the Imperial War Museum, London

The 2008 Imperial War Museum exhibition From War to Windrush was intended to recover and commemorate, as the exhibition text stated, “the contribution of Black men and women from the Caribbean and Britain during the First and Second World Wars”.

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Windrush Project director criticises Big Lottery funding bias for slavery

The Windrush Foundation Project director Arthur Torrington has criticised The Department for Communities and Local Government and the Big Lottery Fund for rejecting a national memorial day for slavery whilst providing around half a million pounds annually to Holocaust history … Continue reading

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Birth Of The African Caribbean Family — a Celebration

More than 177 years ago, a human hurricane hit the British colony of Jamaica in the form of a major slave rebellion resulting in the deaths of 14 white people, 544 enslaved Africans, and property damage worth over one million … Continue reading

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Liberation 1838 project

The Windrush Foundation has won initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for project ‘LIBERATION 1838’, it was announced today!

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Big Lottery refuses to fund a memorial day for slavery

Last week the Big Lottery refused Windrush Foundation a grant of £98,000 annually to run a project that would have organised major events and activities on August 23 and throughout the year. The British Government in a Press Release issued … Continue reading

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