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Black Vote
Black Vote

Black Vote 1980


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Black Vote 1980

12 mins United Kingdom

It is 1980, shortly after riots broke out in Bristol, and the political programme Left, Right and Centre asks why there are no black or Asian MPs in Britain. Gus Williams who stood for the Liberals at Nuneaton in 1979 (against the wishes of some of the local party), speaks powerfully about the uphill struggle for equality as does Bert Carless, Birmingham's first black councillor, who quotes from an illiterate and abusive letter he received when he started off in politics.

The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.


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