Fighting racism on the dancefloor
Wednesday, 7 October
New laws were used to stop nightclubs and discos from banning black and ethnic minority customers in 1978. The first club to be taken to court was a disco called Pollyanna's in the city of Birmingham. The Commission for Racial Equality ruled their entry policy racist. David Hinds, vocalist for the reggae band, Steel Pulse, spoke to Farhana Haider for Witness History in 2015 about the racism in Birmingham's club scene in the 1970s.
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(Photo: Reggae Band, Steel Pulse performing on Top of the Pops 1978. Credit:BBC)