In Britain today, it is easy to feel hopeless. Rising inequality and social injustice is rife and it seems every day we hear of new atrocities being committed both at home and abroad. However, there are places we can look to for inspiration in helping to make a more just society. In Britain we have a rich and diverse history of social movements. This history takes us from protest poetry and songs of the middle ages to the Glasgow women’s fight against rogue landlords in 1915, to the bonds forged between Wales and Birmingham, Alabama in the US Civil Rights Movement. It is a history of community, compassion, solidarity, and struggle, and one which should never be forgotten.
Please use the sidebar to explore the untold stories of people’s resistance and hope, and listen to the podcast on the bonds forged between Britain and America.