SWEET PATOOTEE present, a secret history of WW1 that the mighty British Empire
tried to hide: Black British veterans tell their story of the First World War.
‘Did you know that when WW1 began, there were churches in the British West Indies with racially segregated seating; or that the vast majority of their populations were non-Whites – Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people – excluded to the edges of society; kept in extreme poverty without the right to vote? And did you know by the end of WW1 a new Black pride and civil rights struggle had ignited the British Caribbean?
This is the story of that awakening: an incredible shift from loyal volunteers for King and Empire in 1914, to Black pride and mutiny by the war’s end.’
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