20th Century Migration: 1962 – A Social Revolution?

In 1962, the Commonwealth Immigrants Act limited the freedom of movement for citizens born outside of the UK. In our final episode, we explore the rise of anti-immigrant movements during the 1960s. We then look at anti-racist activism and the formation of the Black Cultural Archives.

Download the full episode transcript here.

Documents from The National Archives used in this episode: HO 223/108 and HO 221/134.

If you’re interested in finding out more about records covered in this episode take a look at our research guides to Home Office correspondence and Black British social and political history in the 20th century. For help navigating our catalogue you can watch our top level tips on using Discovery.

You can find out more about the Black Cultural Archives by visiting their website.

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