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Black Country Roots


At the beginning of 2016, Sandwell councillor, Jackie Taylor, invited Multistory to work with her on a book about the African-Caribbean communities in Sandwell and the Black Country and their experiences of coming from the Caribbean to support the re-building after the second world war and to work in the NHS, industry and transport.

The book tells the stories in people’s own words accompanied by a series of historic and contemporary images that come from a range of sources including local archives and the personal collections of participants. Other photographs come from acclaimed photographers Martin Parr, John Bulmer, Paul Hill, Peter Donnelly, Nick Hedges and Vanley Burke.

The book is a soft back, limited edition.  Price is £10.00 plus P&P (UK second class; EU and Worldwide are posted as standard airmail, untracked) – please choose the correct delivery option from the ‘calculate shipping’ dropdown menu in your shopping basket and then click ‘ update totals’.