Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Kapur, Satish, 1936 - , Interviewee, Male, Teacher;
Speaker: McGrath, James, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls education in India and coming to Britain in 1960s. Describes employment, Asian community in Loughborough in 1960s and difficulties faced as an Asian, including the attitudes of white trade unionist. Comments on attitude of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) between the Maureen McGoldrick case in Brent and the Honeyford dispute in Bradford. States need for more black teachers. Comments on the lack of facilities in 1960s for immigrant population and the subtlety of discrimination. Recalls joining Indian Workers Association, describes its aims and lack of shops catering for Asian population when he first arrived. States community leaders that emerged were not representative of community. Comments on lack of equal opportunity advance and employment being main motivator for migration, did not see his emigration as permanent but unlikely he will return to India now. Comments would like his children to know their heritage and language.
Place of birth: India
Education: Punjab University
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Loughborough, Leicester
Periods Covered: 1960s,1970s, 1980s,
Recording Date: 1/12/1986
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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