During the 1950s and 60s, some Asians came to Britain for work; others to study. Together they formed the labour force of industrial Britain, strengthening the professions, becoming entrepreneurs, and adding to the ranks of activists looking to forge a better world.

EXPLORE: Learn more about the life for Asian youth in the 1950s-60s

We have used the gathered stories and archival research to interrogate experiences of being young, Asian and different in Birmingham. Please explore further by reading the stories of those below.