Throughout the month of October 2003, BBC Radio
Newcastle, TV and Online will feature stories, news and events that
chronicle the contribution, impact and history of Black and Asian
people throughout the region.
These exciting stories are a welcome addition to
local history; highlighting positive integration and inclusion within
BBC Radio Newcastle's Roots Project is looking for stories,
reminiscences and photos from people of Asian, African, Middle Eastern,
Caribbean or Chinese descent, living in the North East.
|In the 1960's people from
the Commonwealth made their home in the UK
Ideally, we'd like to hear from families and individuals
who have lived in the region from the early 1950's and 60's to the
We'd also like to hear from Black and Asian people
who have integrated into Geordie culture through business, friendship
The region needs you!
Maybe you or your family came to the North to work
in the shipyards, the railways or trolley buses?
Did you find yourself living in the North East through
Have you a truly multi-cultural/multi-racial family?
Were you one of the first Black or Asian people
in your area?
Have you any family photos or film to illustrate
your story or memories?
If you would like to assist with the project,
or would like to know more, please contact:
Archive of Local Black History
The aim is to record an alternative people's history
of the region and to establish an archive of Black presence in the
After all, it's
not His-story or Her-story, it's your story!