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Lily arrived in the UK in 1951 from Jamaica. She had considerable training as a beautician in Jamaica and found success hairdressing, introducing a hair-straightening technique to her African-Caribbean clients in 1950s London. She made clothes before she retrained and then found success as a photographer in the 1960s.

In her clip she describes how she initially found it difficult to get work due to immigration constraints and racism, until she could prove her skills.

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Title Crawford, Lily
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Production Date 2011
Format Photograph
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Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
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