'I ate chalk to make my skin white'
Hundreds of thousands of black GIs were stationed across the UK during World War II. Many had relationships with local women and some had children. John Stockley was one of those babies, growing up in Weymouth, Dorset. He is still deeply affected by his experiences of trying to fit in.
You can hear the full interview with John Stockley on Woman's Hour on Friday 19 May
17 May 2017
- From the section Magazine