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Take a look at our videos of key events in UK black history. Plus watch some personal stories.

Empire Windrush1948: Empire Windrush arrival
Watch the first post-war Caribbean settlers as they step foot in Britain for the first time. Hear calypsonian icon Lord Kitchener's infamous "London is de place for me".
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Flt. Lt. Dudley ThompsonCaribbean manpower in WW2
Find out how West Indians were recruited to fight in WW2 and the attitudes towards them after the war was over.
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mixed relationshipsMixed relationships
The arrival of West Indians in the UK meant that there were many more mixed race relationships. Watch one couple's struggle for acceptance.
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Notting Hill riots1976: Notting Hill Carnival ends in riot
More than 120 police were injured and 66 people arrested. The trouble is believed to have started after police tried to arrest a pickpocket.
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Brixton riots1985: Brixton riots
Riots broke out on the streets of south London after a woman was shot and seriously injured in a house search.
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Video Nation
Video diaries which take a look at people's views and experiences.
Olivia SomuahAfrican Voices
Olivia was born in Ghana and talks about the difficulties she faced when she left the west coast of Africa to start a new life in England.
 Watch this video | See also: BBC Shropshire
Ed HendersonSpoken Word
Ed Henderson performs one of his spoken word poems, written specially for Black History Month, about the experiences of being black in the UK.
 Watch this video | See also: BBC Suffolk
Claudette CooperLeaving Jamaica
Claudette came to the UK 30 years when she was only 13 years old. She had to move halfway across the world to live with her mother who she hadn't seen since she was a small child.
 Watch this video | See also: BBC Shropshire
Mildred NurseThis Country
Mildred was born in Guyana. She remembers landing in Trinidad from where she got the boat to the "mother country" England.
 Watch this video | See also: Video Nation
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