Database of Document
Citizenship: People, Rights and Power in Britain - Post War Immigration (Online document)
National Archives and Parliamentary Archives, UK
This online exhibition offers an interactive history of Citizenship in Britain with a section on Post War Immigration (see link below) which outlines the main phases of immigration since 1945 and comments on aspects of developing race relations at the time.
There are links to 3 documents:
•A booklet explaining the key features of the 1968 Race Relations Act which made discrimination on ethnicity grounds illegal and set up the Community Relations Commission to ‘promote racial harmony’.
•An item from a 1960 edition of The Daily Herald about ‘the controversy regarding Italian workers in Bedford in 1960’.
•A 1969 memo from the House of Commons Select Committee on Race Relations concerning provision for the education of immigrant children.
The National Archives and the Parliamentary Archives jointly produced this online exhibition which is funded by the New Opportunities Fund.
It provides a brief but candid interpetation of issues pertaining to post-war immigration.
CREDS, Cambridgeshire County Council
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