Videos tagged with guyana
Interview with Anton Rocke, from the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD), who discusses the persecution faced by the LGBT community in his native Guyana.
In this interview Peter Dyall talks to us about his colourful life. Originally from Guyana, where he lived in a mud hut with his family, he moved to London to find work in the 1960s. He speaks of the extreme racial tension he was faced with when he arrived, how he went about finding work, living conditions for the working class in London and partying in the dance halls in his free time! Peter originally wanted to become a diamond cutter but then started working for the dairy express, he also worked in the mines for several years, before settling into hospital work.
British Guiana was the name of the British colony on the northern coast of South America, now the independent nation of Guyana. The country was captured by the British in 1796 and officially ceded to the United Kingdom in 1814. The colony's capital was at Georgetown (known as Stabroek prior to 1812). On 26th May 1966 Guyana became independent from the UK. Here Mrs Jagan talks about her memories of that time as the British influence left her country.