Leading protagonist, social commentator and human rights activist Patrick Vernon launched the first in a series of public meetings to be held nationwide in his campaign to raise the profile and create a lasting monument to the Windrush Generation and their descendants.
Hosted by the BCA (Black Cultural Archives) with Chair Dawn Hill in attendance, the Raising The Windrush Anchor open meeting provided members of the public with the opportunity to hear exactly what the project will entail with enlightening talks conducted by leading members from the British maritime sector.
For posterity Pen Mendonca recorded some comments made during the meeting as seen in her artwork above.
The general mood, quite emotional at times, brought home and reinforced the fact that as members of the Afro-Caribbean community it is our duty to ensure that our legacy is secured, by the erection of monuments, statues and plaques when and where we can for future generations and to establish our rightful place in British history.
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