Commentaries

45 Years on: Remembering The Strike At Imperial Typewriters

Here writers and activists discuss topics ranging from political life in the 1970s to stereotypes of black and Asian workers as well as the rise of the far-right then and now. We have a chance to gain a broader understanding of the strike, weaving together themes of race, gender, and workers' rights.

Their reflections stand alongside our oral history interviewees and help us reclaim this forgotten Leicester story of resistance. Learning about the strike at Imperial Typewriters can help inspire individual and collective action in these troubled times.

Politically Black

Strike Legacy

Then and Now