Catalogue description Homes for 'coloured' children. Contains a report from the League of Coloured Peoples...

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Details of MH 55/1656
Reference: MH 55/1656

Homes for 'coloured' children. Contains a report from the League of Coloured Peoples sent to Aneurin Bevin, the then Secretary of State for Health, asking the government to make provisions for the welfare of illegitimate children of African-American soldiers who had been stationed in Britain during the Second World War.

Includes discussions on various proposed solutions, such as sending the children to the USA. Also included are contemporary newspaper articles and reports from social workers inspecting the legitimacy of several 'children's homes' that had been set up by private individuals.

Date: 1944-1948
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: 93216/7/16
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
Access conditions: Retained Until 2007
Record opening date: 04 January 2007

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