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Windrush

‘Windrush’ is a term used to describe the mass migration of people invited from the Caribbean into Great Britain, just after the Second World War.

Find out more about the Windrush generation in Bristol and how they influenced the city – from music and culture to politics and race relations.

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Bristol’s Afrikan-Caribbean legends of martial arts

Clive Smith captures the true stories from some of Bristol’s Afrikan Caribbean legends of martial arts.

Lloyd Russell.
Lloyd Allen.
Nathan Lewis.
Shaun Vera.
Winston Williams.

This podcast gives an insight into the journey of racism and discri…

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Windrush Influence on the Music of Bristol

When the people of the ‘Windrush generation’ came to the UK they brought with them a culture of music and sound systems. The very sonic tone of the music we hear on the streets late at night in Bristol and the UK are very much a result of this.

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Bristol’s Windrush Generation

‘Windrush’ is a term used to describe the mass migration of people invited from the Caribbean colonies into Great Britain, just after the Second World War.

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Bristol’s Black History

Find out about Bristol’s Black History with Bristol Museums. Who were the first Black people in Bristol? What are the city’s links to Somalia? What are the legacies of the Slave Trade? We’re gathering stories and showcasing voices that a shine light on this often hidden part of Bristol’s past.

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The Bristol Bus Boycott

Racial discrimination was entirely legal in Britain right up to the late 1960s. The Bristol Bus Boycott of 1963 was the nation’s first black-led campaign against it. It marked a new chapter in the struggle for racial equality in Bristol and the UK.