Caribbean 'Wind' Learning Journey

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Caribbean Wind Audio Sample

Caribbean ‘Wind’ – A Perspective through Chronology

1898 Spanish American War

https://loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/intro.html

1914-18 First World War

https://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/articles/black-servicemen-unsung-heroes-of-the-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

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-32703753

1944 New constitution for Jamaica including universal suffrage

http://www.nlj.gov.jm/Ja50/

1948 MV Windrush takes West Indian migrants to Britain

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43808007

1958-62 Federation of the West Indies

https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/article/section/history-of-politics/4250/

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.

https://www.bigredbook.info/learie_constantine.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev4e5uE9DSc

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.

https://windrushfoundation.com/pioneers/sam-king/

Malorie Blackman (1962 - ) is a Children’s author and the first Children’s Laureate of African Caribbean decent from 2013-15.

https://www.malorieblackman.co.uk/

Sharon White (1967- ) was Chief Executive of Ofcom from 2015-19 and is currently the Chair of John Lewis partnership.

https://www.speakersforschools.org/speakers/sharon-white/

 

 

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

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