The Black and Asian presence in Britain is not a recent one. Black
and Asian people have lived, worked and died in Britain for 500
years or more.
They have contributed to the wealth, development and history of
this country, directly and indirectly helping put the Great into
The evidence of this long Black and Asian presence has largely
been hidden for many years but it is out there if you look hard
This learning journey is designed to help you discover for yourself
how evidence of 500 years of Black and Asian presence can be found
around you in the physical landscape, as well as in books, pictures
and documents. It uses three cities, London, Bristol and Liverpool
as examples of places where the Black and Asian presence in Britain’s
history can be located.
Before you enter this site: challenge yourself to see if you can
think of a single monument or a piece of physical evidence that
proves that Black and Asian people have been a continuous presence
in Britain from at least the 16th century.
Can you think of one?
The history of the Black and Asian presence is
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