Afro-Caribbean Organisations Served Afro-Caribbean Needs in Manchester

Racial discrimination including police brutality was widespread, so Afro-Caribbean residents in Moss Side in Manchester established organisations to fight it and to provide various services that were not available to the Afro-Caribbean community. The education system discriminated against AFRO- Caribbean children to the extent that many of them were being made educationally subnormal, according to Bernard Coard in his book on the subject in which he gave examples of the situation. Many working Afro-Caribbean mothers had difficulty finding suitable places to leave their children because of discrimination and because of the unsuitable opening hours of the nurseries run by the municipal corporation. Most Afro-Caribbean families crowded into Moss Side because they could not afford the high rent for places in the more genteel areas on the outskirt of Moss Side. Afro-Caribbean organisations formed social and sports clubs because they were not accepted as members in such clubs run by white people. They were discriminated against by white Christian churches so they formed their own black churches. It is ironical that the main purpose of Christian churches in the Caribbean is to convert black people to Christianity but when black people go to Britain they are not wanted in white churches. This book is the findings of a study of the non-formal educational services that four Afro-Caribbean organisations provided for the Afro-Caribbean community in Moss Side in Manchester in England.

Meet Samuel Roystone Neverson

M.ED from the University of Manchester. Worked with the Commonwealth Secretariat. Lectured in many countries including the CARICOM countries, India, New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu, Manchester and several others.