Великобритания установила статую послевоенному поколению карибских мигрантов ‘Windrush’

11.07.2022
Великобритания установила статую послевоенному поколению карибских мигрантов ‘Windrush’

UK unveils new statue to post-war ‘Windrush’ generation of Caribbean migrants


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Britain's Prince William (3rdL), Duke of Cambridge, Britain's Catherine (2ndL), Duchess of Cambridge, Baroness Floella Benjamin (R), Windrush passengers Alford Gardner (C) and John Richards (4thL) and children pose for a picture with the National Windrush Monument created by Jamaican artist Basil Watson (L) at Waterloo Station in London on June 22, 2022. (AFP)

AFP, London

Prince William on Wednesday unveiled a new national monument to the “Windrush” generation of Caribbean migrants who moved to Britain following World War II, praising their “immense contribution” to national life.

The 12-foot (3.65-metre) bronze statue, which depicts a man, woman and child standing on top of suitcases, will greet millions of rail commuters at London’s Waterloo station.

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"Over the past seven decades, the Windrush Generation’s role in the fabric of our national life has been immense,” said William.

“Every part of British life is better for the half a million men and women of the Windrush Generation.

“I want to say a profound thank you to every member of that generation, and the generations that have followed,” he added.

The decision to erect a monument followed a scandal that first emerged in 2017 and caused much soul-searching about racism past and present in Britain.

Campaigners revealed that thousands of Britons of Caribbean origin, who arrived legally between 1948 and the early 1970s, had been wrongly detained or deported under the government's hardline immigration policies.

The government then announced that “Windrush Day” would be celebrated each year on June 22, and that it was contributing £1 million ($1.22 million) in funding for a national statue.

Jamaican artist Basil Watson was chosen by a Windrush Commemoration Committee from an initial long list of 16 artists to create the work.

Watson said the monument recognized the “dreams and aspirations, courage and dignity, skills and talents” of the Windrush generation.

“My parents, along with a great many others, took the long arduous voyage from the Caribbean with very little or nothing other than their aspirations, their courage and a promise of opportunity for advancement.”

“This monument tells that story of hope, determination, a strong belief in selves and a vison for the future,” he added.

Watson's own parents were members of the Windrush generation and he spent part of his childhood in Britain.

The community is named after the MV Empire Windrush ship, one of the vessels that brought workers from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and other islands to help fill post-war UK labour shortages during that period.


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