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Black History Month 2020 – Stories of race and age

As part of Black History Month we've collated stories from a number of Black Britons to give them a platform to share their stories about race, inequality, age and gender. 

Black History Month

Ageing Better is committed to ensuring those of all ages, regardless of race or gender, enjoy good later lives. 

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Reggie's voice

Reggie's voice

Reggie, 55, talks about encountering racism during his school days, setting up an independent Saturday school for African and Caribbean children and being one of the first members of a golf society.
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Michelle's voice

Michelle's voice

Michelle, in her 60s, reflects on her time spent in America where she was inspired to become more vocal by the Black community before coming back to the UK to take up higher education opportunities and raise her children.
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Shirleys voice

Shirley's voice

Shirley, 60, from Essex talks about her Windrush heritage, the contributions the Afro-Caribbean community has made to the UK and life in Britain as she approaches later life.
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Tims voice

Tim's voice

Tim from London recalls growing up in the east end of the city, dealing with racism and how ageism is now his main concern for his future job prospects.
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Ann's Voice

Ann's Voice

Ann, a 54-year-old former teaching assistant, talks about the 'triple whammy' of her age, gender and race.