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22 June 2023 - 75th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush

Publié par Annalena Geisler le 22/06/2023

Windrush 75: What is Windrush and who are the Windrush generation?

(BBC News, 21/06/23)

It is 75 years since the HMT Empire Windrush docked in Tilbury, Essex, on 22 June 1948, carrying passengers from the Caribbean to fill labour shortages in the UK.

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‘They told us: you’re people of the world, that’s what matters, not skin colour’

Amelia Gentleman (The Guardian, 21/06/23)

On the 75th anniversary of the arrival of Empire Windrush, the children of its passengers tell of an enduring legacy.

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The descendants of the Windrush generation who changed Britain

Trevor Phillips (Sky News, 22/06/23)

75 years after the arrival of The Empire Windrush, Trevor Phillips explores the experience of a younger generation of descendants and asks what the future of black Britain will look like in a new documentary - Windrush and Us.

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Windrush compensation scheme: how the UK government is failing its citizens with this ‘belittling and horrible’ process

Shaila Pal (The Conversation, 02/06/23)

The Windrush scheme was set up in 2018 to provide documentary confirmation of British citizenship and residency rights for the Windrush generation and other commonwealth citizens, and their children. This came in the wake of the growing scandal that had seen the Home Office, as a result of Theresa May’s hostile environment policy, repeatedly refuse existing residency rights to many people whose home had been the UK for decades.

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