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Charlene White: Empire’s Child

Charlene White: Empire’s Child

In this new documentary commissioned as part of ITV's programming for Black History Month, Charlene White embarks on a deeply personal journey to uncover the roots of her connection to the British Empire in a bid to find out if we can ever truly emerge from its shadow. 

Charlene travels across Britain and Jamaica on a genealogy journey to investigate her own heritage and the relationship between the Empire and her family. 

By piecing together broken familial records and going back in time to the very start of the British Empire, Charlene makes some surprising discoveries about how the British Empire has shaped her family’s lives and asks what it is to be Black and British.