Why the Windrush Generation Matter

Picture credit: Small Island Stage Play written by Andrea Levy

Further reading on Windrush

For the second year running, Windrush Day has had to be held online due to the Covid Pandemic. This has been a great shame as the ability to come together and share the stories of the courageous Windrush generation provides a rich cultural connection. Coming to the UK in 1948 – 1971 from the Caribbean at the request of the British government, hoping for a positive new life but meeting with resistance and prejudice created a community with staying power. This week has seen a raft of articles, interviews and reflections in print, on television and on the radio highlighting the efforts of African Caribbean’s to support the rebuilding of the UK after the second world war at times with a high personal cost. We’ve gathered a selection of articles here that we hope you enjoy engaging with across the rest of this week


Royal Greenwich Museums https://www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/national-maritime-museum/windrush-day-2021 (scroll to the bottom)

Reading Museum – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2JecNUt1Do

Government overview on Windrush Day https://www.gov.uk/government/news/windrush-day-2021-launches-with-500k-for-celebrations