Memories of Windrush journey to London
26 June 2013 Last updated at 21:02 BST
It was 65 years ago this week that the ship the Empire Windrush carried more than 500 migrants from the West Indies to London.
It was the start of a cultural transformation of the capital and on Wednesday night a reception was held at Lambeth Town Hall to mark how Brixton was at the heart of that change.
Special Correspondent Kurt Barling spoke with Peter Diethenn, who was a cook on the Empire Windrush, John Richards, who was a migrant on the ship, and Arthur Torrington from Windrush Foundation.