An enlightening talk on a pivotal moment in British history.
We're delving into a significant event from 1943 when Mr Learie Constantine, a renowned Black cricketer, encountered racial discrimination at the Imperial Hotel in Bloomsbury. Despite booking accommodation for his family, they were denied entry, sparking a media frenzy, parliamentary discussions, and calls for change.
Discover how this incident, largely absent from legal education, impacted the development of the UK's first Race Relations Act in the 1960s. Explore the historical context of Constantine v. The Imperial Hotels and their implications for understanding racism's role in the market.
Warwick Law School
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