Caribbean 'Wind' Learning Journey
Caribbean ‘Wind’ – A Perspective through Chronology
1898 Spanish American War
1914-18 First World War
1922 Sugar prices collapse
1934-9 Industrial unrest and riots across the Caribbean
1938 Bustamante Industrial Trade Union and People’s National Party formed
1939-45 Second World War
1944 New constitution for Jamaica including universal suffrage
1948 MV Windrush takes West Indian migrants to Britain
1958-62 Federation of the West Indies
1962-83 Majority of West Indian Islands become independent
Learie Constantine, Baron Constantine (1901-71) was a West Indian cricketer, lawyer, politician and Britain’s first peer of African Caribbean decent.
Sam King (1926-2016) was an RAF serviceman, one of the founders of the Notting Hill Carnival, and the first Mayor of Southwark of African Caribbean decent.
Malorie Blackman (1962 - ) is a Children’s author and the first Children’s Laureate of African Caribbean decent from 2013-15.
Sharon White (1967- ) was Chief Executive of Ofcom from 2015-19 and is currently the Chair of John Lewis partnership.
Suggested Places of Historical interest
Tilbury Docks, Essex UK
Brixton Marketplace, Brixton, London, UK
Windrush Square, Brixton, London, UK
The Black Cultural Archives, Windrush Square, Brixton, London, UK
Notting Hill, London UK
St Paul’s, Bristol, UK