MOBB: A gift to our nation

The Making of Black Britain

Marking the 75th anniversary of the passing of the 1948 British Nationality Act, Diane Louise Jordan presents The Making of Black Britain, a landmark cross-media history project, capturing the multicultural voices and life experiences of those who sought a new life in Britain, their descendants, and the communities they moved into.

The centrepiece is a collaborative digital oral history archive, headed up by Diane, created and curated by a network of partners across the UK, offering new insights and perspectives about a pivotal time in British history.

Never before in the history of race, have all voices been heard from every colour, creed and generation.

The Making of Black Britain (MOBB) is a RESET.

MOBB reveals personal stories and experiences, allowing our living history to unfold and provide us with fresh insights into the human condition.

DIANE LOUISE JORDAN

DIANE LOUISE JORDAN

Diane Louise Jordan is one of the most influential faces and voices in Britain. She made front page news as the first black Presenter of BBC1’s legendary, multi award winning show, Blue Peter as well as being the first black presenter of BBC’s long running Songs of Praise.
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MOBB: THE PROJECT

MOBB: THE PROJECT

At the heart of the project is a gift to the nation, a collaborative digital archive created and curated by a network of partners across Great Britain, offering historians and future generations new insights and perspectives from the past at a pivotal time in modern history.
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MOTHER COUNTRY

‘MOTHER’ COUNTRY: THE COMMONWEALTH COMES ‘HOME’

Britain in 1948 was bruised and battered by the ravages of two world wars which diminished its power on the global stage and lost its supremacy as the Head of the Commonwealth.
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WHY
MOBB?

WHY MOBB?

MOBB presents a vast tapestry of multicultural life stories, from the joyous and celebratory through to the heartbreaking and challenging. Contributing to The MOBB archive gives everyday people an opportunity to reflect on their lives and share their insight of living in a community dramatically changed by people from another culture.
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