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We will launch our children's book by Ken Wilson-Max on Facebook on 25 October at 7pm

Dream to Change the World evokes love, joy, equality and courage. Everything John La Rose stood for.
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View our latest film about the Black Education Movement and archive at the GPI

Renowned activist and scholar Professor Gus John talks about the Black Education Movement
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Film about the Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners in Kenya (CRPPK) archive collection

Chris Moffat & Yvonne Brown (pictured) provide unique insights into the CRPPK and the GPI collection
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Personal Papers of John La Rose (1940s - 2010s) Archive Collection

Discover more about John La Rose through articles, essays, interviews. letters, notes et al...
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Black Education Movement Archive Collection

Find out about the work of the BEM and its resistance to education inequality and racism...
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The Jamaican-born and London-based artist Errol Lloyd has provided a range of his original artworks to help signpost the GPI’s archival collections below. Lloyd, a former member of the Caribbean Artists Movement, has been a long-time friend of the GPI and was closely associated with New Beacon Books. 

CARIBBEAN ARTISTS MOVEMENT

1965-1995

The Caribbean Artists Movement (CAM) originated in London in 1966. The intention was to create a forum for English-speaking Caribbean writers, artists and critics resident in the United Kingdom.

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EUROPEAN ACTION FOR RACIAL EQUALITY

1980s-1990s

European Action was an alliance of individuals and organisations engaged in the struggle against racism, fascism, nazism and xenophobia in Europe. Most active from 1990 to 1993.

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BLACK EDUCATION MOVEMENT

1965-1988

The Black Education Movement (BEM) campaigned to secure improvements in the education of black children, including the setting up of supplementary schools and investigations into ‘Educationally Sub-Normal' (ESN) schooling (1965-1988).

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NATIONAL ANTI-RACIST MOVEMENT IN EDUCATION

1960-2006

The collection covers the National Antiracist Movement in Education (1985-2004) otherwise known as NAME and the organisations which preceded it, dating back to the 1960s.

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