Above: Una Marsons radio show West Indies Calling 1942
Sunday 7th December 1.00pm-4.30pm
Conference Room, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road SE1, Tube: Lambeth North.
Free entry: First come,first served. ww.iwm.org.uk
Although World War 2 is on the school curriculum and part of the national identity, the role of black women has been deleted. Many children and adults are astonished to find out there were any black women involved. The question often asked when pupils are informed is "Were they slaves ?" Parents cannot pass on what they dont know themselves and to fill this gap adult education is necessary.
This collection of films, personal testimony and interviews will show:
What African/Caribbean women did
How important they were
The role of women in Africa during WW2 plus rare films/photos of
Una Marson (BBC Radio Producer/civil rights activist)
Connie Marks (Mary Seacole campaign, civil rights )
Norma Best (Veteran and Black Headteacher in 70's)
Josephine Baker (Secret Agent,Fundraiser,Civil Rights activist)
Lt Col Charity Adams (Highest ranking black female inWW2)
Christine Moody (first black female Major)
Princess Noor Inayat Khan (Secret Agent, George Cross winner)