Videos tagged with immigration

Early life in Trinidad for an Indian family - Surpassing Slavery and Enforced Religion

Early life in Trinidad for an Indian family - Surpassing Slavery and Enforced Religion

Tara Ramdeen speaks of how her grandfather moved over from India in the early 20th Century to Trinidad, along with many others who came over to work on the plantations. Life was very tough for poor families back then but he managed to work his way up and buy some land on which he built self-help houses and played Indian musical instruments with travelling musicians. Tara speaks of how slaves were brought over and the harsh circumstances they faced. She speaks of her childhood in Trinidad and how she rebelled against anything Indian and was frightened into wanting to become a Christian because of what she was told at school. She also speaks of her early memories of this great man, her grandfather, and his ideals that have stayed with her to this day...

JONAH KAPLAN'S

JONAH KAPLAN'S "WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

The pupils of King Alfred's School in Golders Green recently held a Heritage Day in which they were asked to find out what they could about the background to their families. This is Jonah's story, as told to the Head-teacher, Dawn Moore.

Moving to the UK from Guyana

Moving to the UK from Guyana

In 1981 Mrs Jagan who is Guyanese, left Guyana to join her husband who was already in London. Here she describes what it was like leaving her country and moving to the UK, settling in and the surprise of the cold!