Newham: the forging of a black community

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Situates the growth of Newham’s working-class black community in the context of industrial development and decline around London’s docks.

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Situates the growth of Newham’s working-class black community in the context of industrial development and decline around London’s docks.

As the white labour movement lost its strength and political focus, Newham developed into a hot-bed of racism and organised fascism. Black people – Asian and African-Caribbean – tell of the struggles they forged over discrimination in housing, at work, in education; tell how fighting crude racial violence brought them together in a community of resistance. Based on original research and interviews with local people.