by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 25 January 1968
8 1/8 in. x 6 1/8 in. (205 mm x 155 mm) image size
Sitterback to top
- (Thomas) Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990), Television presenter, journalist and editor. Sitter in 20 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Godfrey Argent (1937-2006), Photographer. Artist associated with 799 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (photographer's studio, 49 Queen's Gate, London)
Events of 1968back to top
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.