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Remember Together

Bringing together people from different backgrounds to uncover and commemorate our shared history.

History can unite as well as divide us.

Britain’s history and its commemoration is one of the key fronts in our divisive identity ‘culture war’ – yet remembrance of shared history also has the power to bring people together in a way that few other things have.

Awareness of the vast contribution made by black and Asian servicemen and women in the World Wars has increased significantly, but still requires further promotion to majority and minority audiences alike.

Remember Together is a project from British Future and The Royal British Legion that aims to bring people from different backgrounds together in Remembrance of our shared history. It highlights and celebrates the service and sacrifice made by servicemen and women of all creeds and colours, engaging new audiences and helping make our national tradition of Remembrance feel relevant and inclusive to everybody in Britain today.

D-Day 80 call to remember service of Commonwealth forces

D-Day 80 call to remember service of Commonwealth forces Date: 4 June 2024

New research shows the need to raise awareness of Black and Asian service in the world wars, as prominent voices sign a joint letter for D-Day 80 urging that Commonwealth forces are not overlooked.

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Remembrance culture clash ignores the shared history we mark together

Remembrance culture clash ignores the shared history we mark together Date: 9 November 2023

Amplifying culture clashes over demonstrations undermines efforts to bring people together through remembrance, writes Sunder Katwala

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How can arts and heritage help us find common ground on inclusive histories?

How can arts and heritage help us find common ground on inclusive histories? Date: 6 September 2023

New research offers fresh insights for cultural and heritage practitioners about work on inclusive histories that confidently navigates ‘culture war’ polarisation.

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East London students bring new meaning to Remembrance

East London students bring new meaning to Remembrance Date: 10 November 2021

Students at a Muslim girls school in East London have brought new meaning to Remembrance this year by uncovering the stories of WW2 contribution from within their own community.

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Rochdale students Remember Together

Rochdale students Remember Together Date: 8 November 2021

Students at a Rochdale school uncovered the hidden histories of black and Asian WW2 service from among their own community.

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Remember Together 2021

Remember Together 2021 Date: 20 September 2021

British Future is working with students at two secondary schools, in Rochdale and east London, to uncover family histories of black and Asian soldiers in the Second World War and what this means today.

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Teaching children our imperial past can help them understand Britain today

Teaching children our imperial past can help them understand Britain today Date: 10 August 2021

Children must be taught the history of Britain’s imperial legacies if they are to understand the country they live in today, writes Dr Samir Puri, author of ‘The great imperial hangover’.

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Prime Minister and Labour Leader back ‘Remember Together’ call to remember black and Asian WW2 service

Prime Minister and Labour Leader back ‘Remember Together’ call to remember black and Asian WW2 service Date: 6 November 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour Leader Keir Starmer voice support for the ‘Remember Together’ initiative, which urges greater efforts to commemorate black and Asian servicemen and women from the Second World War.

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MPs, veterans and public support ‘Remember Together’ call for greater recognition of black and Asian WW2 service

MPs, veterans and public support ‘Remember Together’ call for greater recognition of black and Asian WW2 service Date: 29 October 2020

Commemorating Britain’s history can unite our society, according to the new ‘Remember Together’ initiative, launched in an open letter signed by prominent voices from culture, politics, faith, civil society and the military.

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