Remembering Sam King
1st October 2020
7.30 – 9.30pm
Sam served Britain during WWII in the RAF, demobbed to Jamaica in 1947, but returned on 22 June 1948 on the Empire Windrush. He worked with Claudia Jones in 1959 on the first West Indian Carnival held at St Pancras Town Hall.
Sam King was the first Black Mayor of Southwark London in 1983/84 and led the first annual Windrush event in 1988 (the 40th anniversary) in Brixton to celebrate the occasion, hosted by Lambeth Council. Sam was first to coin the phrase ‘Windrush Generation’ and, with Arthur Torrington, founded the first Windrush organisation in 1995.
Aubyn Graham (former Mayor of Southwark
Rear Diamond (Poet)
Alexander D. Great (Calypsonian)
ALL WELCOME TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF SAM KING MBE
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