1 portrait of
© Julian Nieman / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Julian Nieman
archival digital print, 1968
14 7/8 in. x 10 3/4 in. (378 mm x 272 mm) image size
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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.