An online talk by Lucy Bland, Professor of Social and Cultural History at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
Lucy will reveal the little-known history of the estimated 2,000 babies born to black GI's and white British women in the Second World War.
Black GI's in the American segregated army, were forbidden to marry their white girlfriends. Nearly half of the children were given up to children's homes but few were adopted, thought 'too hard to place'. There has been minimal study of these children and the difficulties they faced, such as racism in Britain, lack of family or a clear identity.
Part of Black History Month, United States of America.
Please note this event is now sold out.