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Voices of the Windrush Generation and Black British History

Voices of the Windrush Generation and Black British History

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  • Date 16 Mar 2021
  • Time 6.30pm
  • Category Lecture

An Online Talk by Colin Grant

Group of black men read a newspaper

The London Centre for Public History and Heritage is delighted to announce that Colin Grant will be delivering this year’s annual public history lecture on Tuesday 16 March. Colin Grant is a critically-acclaimed author and historian whose work has explored the Caribbean, African-American and Black British experiences of marginalisation, protest, migration and belonging in the 20th century. His most recent book, Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush Generation (Penguin, 2019), is a ground-breaking oral history of the men and women who came to Britain from the West Indies between the late 1940s and the early 1960s. In this online lecture, he will discuss the process of writing this extraordinary book, and comment on the challenges of incorporating the lives of ordinary people, liberating them from the patronising narratives and official archives of the past to create a holistic and inclusive picture of Black British history. 

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Portrait of Colin Grant

Further information

The talk will be streamed live via Zoom and all are welcome. Attendees who have signed up and booked tickets in advance will be e-mailed a link two days before the event.


Tickets are free and booking is via Eventbrite. There are just 100 spaces available, so please make sure to attend if you book a ticket, or to cancel if you are ultimately unable to attend.

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