Since the 1940s the people who came from the Caribbean as part of the Windrush generation have made a vital impact on the economic, cultural and political life of Wolverhampton, Bilston and the surrounding area.


11 January 2017 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

20 January 2017 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

These seminars are a debate on the issues and challenges for the African Caribbean community in tracing their family tree from the impact of slavery and colonisation. The seminars will explore issues around using records, photographic images, oral history and DNA. Focus of the workshops will be a case study based on family history of Patrick Vernon’s mother descendants the Shirley family from Jamaica and using DNA to trace his roots to Senegal.

The sessions will also explore what is the legacy of the Caribbean community and what more can be done to preserve and share this history as part of the narrative of Wolverhampton as we approach 30th anniversary of Black History Month in 2017 and 70th of the Windrush in 2018.

£2 per person, please book in advance by calling 01902 552055

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