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.
Amplifying culture clashes over demonstrations undermines efforts to bring people together through remembrance, writes Sunder Katwala
New research offers fresh insights for cultural and heritage practitioners about work on inclusive histories that confidently navigates ‘culture war’ polarisation.
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.
Students at a Rochdale school uncovered the hidden histories of black and Asian WW2 service from among their own community.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
On 31 October we remember Sepoy Khudadad Khan, who on this day in 1914 became the first Indian soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross. His bravery, and that of millions of Commonwealth soldiers who served in both World Wars, are remembered to this day.