Windrush special with Benjamin Zephaniah and Sonia Winifred
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Jun 24, 2020
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Poet Benjamin Zephaniah and Sonia Winifred who is a Labour Cabinet Member for Equalities & Culture on Lambeth Council talk to Colin Murray about the people who arrived from the Caribbean to start a new life in Britain 72 years ago who became known as the Windrush generation. Sonia Winifred’s parents made that journey in 1957, then Sonia made the same one in 1965. Poet and writer Benjamin Zephaniah’s mother made the journey in 1957 one year before he was born in 1958. They talk about the hopes they had when they arrived, the racism they experienced and the Windrush scandal which emerged in 2017 and still affects people today.

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