Home’ was inspired by the Black and Ethnic Minority
Experience (BE-ME) archive. The BE-ME Foundation began in
1998 as a direct outgrowth of city-wide celebrations marking
the 50th anniversary of the Empire Windrush’s arrival
at Tilbury Docks. BE-ME maintains an archive of over 100
audio and video interviews with African-Caribbean and South
Asian people who settled in Wolverhampton following World
War II. The interviews focus on respondents’ memories
of home, journey and settlement and evoke reflections on
the positive and negative experiences of migration.
ML08:1 “The Story Teller”
BD18:2 “Community and Family Life in India”
GK07:6 “Views about England”
DB09:9 “First Job”
MB21:8 “Arriving in UK”
M11:6 “Treated as a Second-class Citizen”
MB21:18 “A Newer Wolverhampton”
More information on the BE-ME Foundation and a sample
of the BE-ME archive is available on-line at www.be-me.org.
The original archive is stored in the Wolverhampton Archives
and Local Studies.