The portraits hold up a mirror to a society that has underappreciated the Windrush generation for far too long.
The arrival of Windrush brought new forms of music to Britain.
Pore over family documents such as birth certificates and old passports, photographs and heirlooms, however trinket-like they might seem. Family history requires research in its broadest sense.
The UK needed workers, but government documents reveal British subjects in the Caribbean were still actively discouraged from entering the country
Community-produced newsletters informed newcomers of the local shops, clubs and bars that were most welcoming to Caribbean migrants.
The clothing choices of the Windrush arrivals signified respect both for themselves and the life-changing journey they had undertaken.
Cricket was a significant bridge between England and ‘home’ in the Caribbean, making the sport an important part of the black Atlantic cultural exchange.
Hundreds of Caribbean migrants arrived on the Ormonde and Almanzora, yet their historic importance is often overlooked.
Windrush has turned out to be a defining moment in telling the story of Britain, with writing by Caribbean migrants fundamental to exposing the realities of the British empire.
Nights out dancing! How African and Caribbean music and dance have shaped British culture.
A paper trail, both typed and handwritten, documents Cummings’ dogged efforts to secure accommodations and resources for the Windrushers on a time crunch.
When people think about the Windrush generation, they are unlikely to imagine someone like my father, who was not black but a person of Indian-Caribbean heritage.
In the five years since the Windrush scheme was set up, the scandal of how British people have been treated by their own government has only worsened.
Members of Preston’s Caribbean community describe their experiences as migrants arriving and putting down deep roots in this provincial town.
The Windrush generation has a long and storied history encompassing empire, war, migration, multiculturalism, racism and scandal – a history that has transformed British society and culture.