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Caribbean 'Wind' Learning Journey

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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

Suggested Biographies:

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

Listen to Related Podcast Episodes:

HM Windruah - a different perspective

The Stories So Far

A Change of Tone- an alternative history for HM Windrush

Windrush 75 (REPRISE)

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