1900-1919 | Racism

‘Hideous spectacle’ of ‘a negro in khaki with a white woman’

16 July 1919 On 16 July 1919, a letter, appearing in the Hull Daily Mail, typified the racist panic which gripped Britain over the presence of black soldiers. It also clearly demonstrated the importance which many British men attached to maintaining African subservience and ostracism in Britain’s African colonies. ‘Sir, this evening I had the unpleasant experience…