Imperial War Museum North

Saturday September 12th October- Saturday 31st October 2015

Imperial War Museum Marks Black History Month With A Programme Of Free Events and Tours

Mixing It: The Changing Faces of Wartime Britain
From 12th September 2015

With large-scale movements of people to Britain, the national and ethnic diversity of the population in Britain during the Second World War was unprecedented. On display for the first time, Mixing It will reveal the forgotten histories of service personnel and civilians who came to Britain during the Second World War.
This small, powerful display will be based on specially recorded oral histories, presented alongside archive material and new research by the University of Huddersfield in partnership with IWM. Stories told in the new display include Una Marson, the first black female to make programmes on BBC Radio and Peter Thomas, the first Nigerian pilot to serve with the RAF.

A Closer Look: Black History Month
Daily throughout October 2015, 3.30pm

Discover stories of Black and Commonwealth service personnel from the First World War onwards.
Hear the story of Lilian Bader and how she overcame prejudice around her British and Barbadian heritage, to join the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force and rise to the rank of Acting Corporal during the Second World War

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