Community History Collection
Speaker: Winstone, Paul, - 2006, Interviewee, Male, Race Relations Officer, Leicester City Council
Speaker: Cutting, A, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes noticing racism in Leicester when arrived in late 1960s, trying to form anti-racist committee. Details local National Front activity, gives reasons for support in Leicester. Describes various anti-racist actions and campaigns, mention of local riots, talks about Imperial Typewriters strike of 1973/4. Details changes in policy in 1980s geared towards a more multi-cultural Leicester, growing influence of Asian community, conflicts/tensions between groups. Talks about promoting multi-culturalism, changes in National Front tactics, work of Race Relations Unit, future of race relations, how attitudes change, persistence of racism, need to avoid complacency in race relations.
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Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Recording Date: 10/3/1994
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHCL
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