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ICS Statement on Churchill and White Supremacy

Seventy-six years after the end of the Second World War, Churchill’s legacy has come under attack in the halls of academia. During a discussion hosted by Churchill College, Cambridge, on February 11, 2021, one participant claimed that Churchill embodied white supremacy. History does not support this gross and offensive allegation; ironically, it is only due to the courage and essential leadership that Churchill provided during Britain’s darkest hours that allow these individuals the freedom to discuss his legacy in this manner, no matter how ill-informed. Simply put, equating Churchill to a dangerous, racist, and violent ideology is wrong and should be condemned.

The International Churchill Society invites everyone to explore the content on this website, to examine the historical record for yourself and gain a deeper appreciation of the many contributions Winston Churchill has made to the United Kingdom and the world.

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The International Churchill Society (ICS), founded in 1968 shortly after Churchill's death, is the world’s preeminent member organisation dedicated to preserving the historic legacy of Sir Winston Churchill.

At a time when leadership is challenged at every turn, that legacy looms larger and remains more relevant than ever.