Category: Inside the London Moment

Mapping the London Moment

by Finlay McCracken One of our goals of the London Moment project is to observe the interactions between various governments groups (governments-in-exile, academics, activists, and others) cooperating in London during the Second World War. ...

Harold Moody and the League of Coloured Peoples: interracial “harmony” and colonial critique

The Jamaican physician Harold Moody was a passionate campaigner against racial discrimination in London in the 1930s and 1940s. His politization, which eventually led to the foundation of the League of Coloured Peoples (LCP) in 1931, is best explained by two reasons: Firstly, the constant struggle in face of the “colour bar”, and second his strong Christian faith. From its foundation until his death in 1947, Moody led the LCP, one of the most prominent Black political groups campaigning against racial discrimination in London at the time.

Publishing at the Home Front

The “London Moment” was characterised by deprivation and shortages. War economy took its toll on Brits and immigrants alike, influencing every aspect of daily life – food, transportation, mail, reading. At the same time, refugee...

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