black britain

Shameful Episode AKA Racial Riots

Shameful Episode AKA Racial Riots (1958)

Race riots are sparked in Notting Hill with attacks on Afro-Caribbean families.

Our Jamaican Problem

Our Jamaican Problem (1955)

Nation-wide concern about the influx of emigrants from West Indies.

Immigrants Beat Clock

Immigrants Beat Clock (1962)

West Indies emigrants arrive at Southampton just before start of new Immigration Act.

Katherine Dunham

Katherine Dunham (1952)

The Katherine Dunham company perform a West Indian Ballet at the Cambridge Theatre.

Lambeth -

Lambeth - "No Colour Bar" Dance (1955)

Black and white dance together in Lambeth Town Hall.

Communal Village

Communal Village (1959)

The Society of Brothers run a communal village in Shropshire.

Caribbean Market

Caribbean Market (1961)

Lovely footage of shoppers at market stalls in Brixton's Granville Arcade.

West Indian Teacher

West Indian Teacher (1969)

West Indian teacher Yvonne Conolly with children at Ring Cross Infant School in Highbury.

Coloureds Parade Outside Downing Street

Coloureds Parade Outside Downing Street (1959)

Black people demonstrate outside Primeministers office in protest over Kelso Cochrane.

Racial Troubles In Notting Hill

Racial Troubles In Notting Hill (1959)

Interview with racist White League of defence leader, Mr. Jordan.

Notting Hill Gate Tension

Notting Hill Gate Tension (1959)

Local life in London amid anti-black demonstrations and racial tension. Good quality.

Funeral Of Kelso Cochrane

Funeral Of Kelso Cochrane (1959)

Mass funeral for Notting Hill murder victim

Sierra Leone Entertains At Commonwealth Festival

Sierra Leone Entertains At Commonwealth Festival (1965)

Dancers from Sierra Leone performing around London during Commonwealth Festival.