Romani history

Institutionalisation and Emancipation

For the most part of the 20th century, the emancipatory activities of Roma remained largely isolated experiments. In the 1950s and 60s, a growing number of organisations originated, preparing the ground for the “Romani Movement” of the 1970s. This decade saw the emergence of local and national Romani organisations in large numbers and of a variety of goals, and significant efforts were made towards a political representation of the Roma at an international level

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