Remembering Sam King MBE: A Memorial Lecture
Tuesday, 19th June 2018 | 3.00pm - 4.30pm | St Margaret's Church
22nd June 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Arrival of the MV Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks, Essex, bringing more than 500 Caribbean migrants to the UK. For them it was the beginning of their contributions to help rebuild the country after the Second World War; it also marked a new cultural dawn for Britain.
This lecture will remember the 'father of the Windrush generation', Sam King MBE. Bore in Jamaica in 1926, he volunteered for the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, was demobbed in 1947 and then returned to Britain on MV Empire Windrush in June 1948. He kept the names and addresses of his fellow passengers and sent them postcards at Christmas until 1966 when he and Arthur Torrington established the Windrush Foundation, set up to preserve Windrush memories and the contributions of Caribbean migrants to the rebuilding of Britain after the war.
Chair: Baroness Benjamin
Speaker: Arthur Torrington CBE
Tickets are free but must be booked via Eventbrite.