Timeline 1900 – 2017

Founding of People in Harmony

People in Harmony was formed in 1972, the first community organisation in Britain to cater for the needs and interests of people in mixed racial/ethnic unions and their offspring. It is thus the oldest of such organisations and a pioneer in choosing to focus on the ‘mixed race’ population. The 1970s was a time that witnessed a higher level of overt racism, politically motivated violence against black people and their property, and the emergence of the National Front. Mixed race couples and their children were emerging as targets for some of this racism as they became more visible in British towns and cities following two decades of mass in-migration and such racism even extended to the state in its surveillance of these new communities.