75th ANNIVERSARY of the WINDRUSH GENERATION
The ship HMT Empire Windrush arrived at the Port of Tilbury on 21 June 1948, and its passengers disembarked a day later on 22 June 1948.
The ship carried 492 Caribbean migrants, many of them veterans of the Second World War. The ship and its passengers have a symbolic status as the start of the Windrush Generation.
The most common areas that men from the Caribbean found work were manufacturing, construction, and public transport. Many women found jobs in the NHS as nurses. Almost all the men who came from the Caribbean to the UK had previously worked in skilled positions and possessed excellent qualifications.
"You called we came." slogan
Is the response to a direct invitation to the people of caribbean. From the british government for their help.
Today, we celebrate and acknowledge their sacrifice contribution and legacy to rebuilding the United Kingdom and creating a multicultural society.
WINDRUSH 75 WEEKENDER
Come along to celebrate 75 years of contributions from the Windrush Generation on June 24-25th at Tilbury Port, Essex with Evewright Arts Foundation’s Belongings: Windrush 75, a fantastic weekend of film, music and food curated by artist EVEWRIGHT.
Register and your FREE tickets here.