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Some old newsreel footage – ‘Our Jamaican Problem’

“Already their coming has caused a national controversy but one point must always be borne in mind, whatever our feelings we cannot deny them entry for all are British citizens and as such are entitled to the identical rights of any member of the Empire.”

Windrush-era news footage with the narrator in Part I doing his best to educate British viewers, in his own very British way. Part II, filmed after the Notting Hill race riots in 1958 sees a white reporter interviewing black people while a black reporter gets the white point of view (we don’t like darkies).

Watch Part I HERE
Watch Part II HERE

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