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Black Cultural Archives

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London, SW2 1EF United Kingdom
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November 2019

Being Mixed-Race: Stories of Britain’s Black GI Babies

November 14, 10:00 am - November 23, 6:00 pm
Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square
London, SW2 1EF United Kingdom
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The exhibition draws on research done by Professor Lucy Bland on the children born in world war II to black GIs and British women. Lucy interviewed over 50 people. The exhibition, in the form of 7 pop-up banners, will display some of the  black and white photographs that have been given to Lucy by her interviewees of them as babies, children, some with the mothers, some of their fathers when young men in the UK, a few of them meeting…

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Being Mixed-Race: History and Identity

November 16, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square
London, SW2 1EF United Kingdom
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A workshop considering the history of mixed-race British people, the mixed-race children of black GIs and the question of ‘mixed-race’ as a self-identity today. Speakers and performers include professor Lucy Bland; Chamion Caballero (author of Mixed Race Britain in the Twentieth Century); performance poet and ‘brown baby’ Eugene Lange; Michelle Balach-Ali, teacher and writer.; Chantelle Lewis and Karis Campion, researchers. The workshop with consider the history of mixed-race British people, the mixed-race children of black GIs and the question of…

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Black and mixed-race children and the care system

November 23, 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square
London, SW2 1EF United Kingdom
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A workshop on Black and mixed-race children in the care system and the controversy around trans-racial adoption, 1940s-present. Speakers including, Lola Jaye and Shama Sutar-Smith, will debate the controversial history of Black and mixed-race children in the care system and trans-racial adoption and fostering. The day also includes content from of Dionne Draper’s show DAWTA: Separated from her Jamaican mother at 5-days-old Sarah is raised by a white family in rural Devon. Black in a white world, DAWTA is a…

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