Sunday, 12 September 2010

Remember Enoch Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech?

This is a slightly unusual request I received that some of you may be able to help with. Photogrpaher Andrew Jackson is involved in a project which revisits the 1964 Smethwick election campaign and the Enoch Powell ‘rivers of blood’ speech.

Andrew says:

“We're looking for anyone who was active in Smethwick during the 1964 General Election. Or who perhaps had direct contact with Enoch Powell after or around the Rivers of Blood speech. People active politically in Smethwick or Wolverhampton around the time of the speech (1968) would be of interest too for a portrait and an interview.”
The project would involve a date for an audio interview and a short portrait session.

Might you or anyone you know be interested — other Labour Party friends, union activists, non-aligned socialists, political/community activists?

You can see Andy’s work here:

And contact him directly if interested here: