5 of 11 portraits of Roger Hilton
© Andrew Lanyon / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Andrew Lanyon
bromide print, May 1968
6 3/8 in. x 4 1/4 in. (161 mm x 109 mm)
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Current affairsEnoch Powell delivers his 'Rivers of Blood' speech in Birmingham in opposition to anti-discrimination legislation and immigration from the commonwealth. The speech is usually regarded as racist and blamed for stirring up racial prejudice. Powell was sacked from the shadow cabinet as a result, but received considerable public approval at the time for his views.
Fay Sislin becomes England first black woman police officer.