Migrants: The Story of Us All

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Migrants: The Story of Us All

Migrants: The Story of Us All

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Overall, "Migrants: The Story of Us All" offers a comprehensive and insightful look at human movement history. The Migration Museum explores how the movement of people to and from Britain across the ages has made us who we are – as individuals and as nations. In this guest blog post, author Lucas Fothergill explores Britain’s mixed-race history, what the latest Census data reveals – and the significance of this moment. The Migration Museum has appointed five new Trustees to its Board to help us build on the success of our current home in the heart of Lewisham and establish a highly relevant and accessible new cultural destination that puts migration at the heart of national stories, narratives and conversations. We survey population movements in and out of Britain over the years: a resume of the case for the Viking invasions; a rundown of the Neolithic discovery of America; the horrors of the last slave ship to arrive in the United States.

Migrants cuts through the toxic debates to tell the rich and collective stories of humankind’s urge to move. An exhibition guide to help you get the most of Taking Care of Business when visiting with your students.

They would no doubt enjoy the illustrations of animals, but the deeper allegorical meaning of the book might well be difficult for them to understand. The story is powerfully told, each illustration showing the migrants accepting each other and working together to try to survive and reach safety, highlighting the irrelevance of difference as they work for a common goal. Miller singles out the Vandals, a migrant people from central Europe who found themselves ruling a chunk of Africa as the Roman empire imploded.

We all have a duty, individually and collectively, to provide support, sanctuary and welcome for people of all nationalities and backgrounds displaced by the current situation – and by other conflicts and crises around the world. The thesis of “sedentarism” as opposed to the “natural need to migrate” is held by many Brits who are now embedded in and wedded to, the belief that to be truly “English” is to belong to a “nation state” of original peoples. Reach out to someone in your community who is a migrant or someone who you see as different from you. He reflects throughout the book on the daunting task of challenging the vitriolic narratives around migration in politics. The Vikings were more peaceable than we were once taught; the Vandals may have looted Rome in 455 CE, but they didn’t vandalise anything.Each Monday evening the trucks for Libya depart, driving at full-speed without lights as they leave the city and enter the desert.

There is a dearth of information about how many people have died on the treacherous route across the Sahara desert, but testimonies collected by Oxfam chronicle the horrors suffered along the way. The black colour is continued throughout the book, giving an ominous, portentous and foreboding overlay to the outcome of these migrants. But it does its best to subvert the mainstream arguments that migrants are a problem by reclaiming the lost voices of migrants old and new. This is a guest blog by photographer Tim Smith, a long-standing friend of the Migration Museum Project and contributor to our 100 Images of Migration exhibition.This leads to some interesting musings on imperialism, indigenous cultures, the tourism industry, environmentalism, and even a quick mention of bioregionalism. But to understand the dominant narrative about migrants, we have to understand the relationship between capitalism and migration. Their dream was to build a new homeland, somewhere they could speak Welsh, govern themselves and pursue their religion and culture without interference.

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