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West Indian immigrants' first impressions of the UK

West Indian immigrants' first impressions of the UK
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Key Info
  • West Indian immigrants' first impressions of the UK
  • Duration: 04:02
  • West Indian immigrants describe how hurt they felt by the attitude of some Britons they encountered at work and in daily life. British hostility led to a desire to return home. Footage taken from Windrush, 30 May and 6 June 1998; and Time Shift, 18 January 2003.
  • Warning: Contains language which some may find offensive and expresses views prevalent at the time.
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    British Life in the 20th Century

  • Keywords: prejudice, discrimination, black history, shopping, church, intruder, foreigner, outsider, friendship, social, loneliness, witness, UK, immigration
Ideas for use in class
  • To explore tolerance and intolerance in the post-war years. As a starting point for a Citizenship debate about multi-racial Britain. As a starting point for an activity exploring continuity and change in British society since 1945.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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