Over many years the Windrush Project Team have researched and created a ground-breaking documentary about some of the Leicester Caribbean communities most influential individuals, community leaders and companies about their migration over 70 years. We aimed to share the heritage of their journeys through time dating back from the 1940’s and have captured the memories of some of Leicester’s earliest Black migrants, and their experiences, which will help create a picture of this generation’s contribution to UK heritage. We focus, particularly, on Caribbean migrants who settled here from 1948 onwards, and their experiences since they made this transition, in relation to faith, music and food and much more.
It takes a village to grow a child and our mission is to strive to create awareness and a lasting education that will enhance the community for generations to come. An understanding and appreciation of this history and heritage will assist the development of identity, and foster better race and community relations.