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The International Book Fair of Radical Black and Third World Books Archive Collection

This 1st of its kind international book fair opened its arms to the world. Find out more...
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New film on black supplementary schools available to view on the GPI website

See the GPI's latest film about black supplementary schools.
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BBC documentary Subnormal: A British Scandal

The GPI's materials were used in this BBC film about racist education policies. Find out more...
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Joan Goody (1924-2008) Archive Collection

Find out about this educational pioneer who championed African, Asian and Caribbean literature...
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Cultural Congress of Havana 1967-1968 Archive Collection

In 1968 John La Rose attended the Cultural Congress of Havana in Cuba with over 400 intellectuals...
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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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Black Supplementary Schools

GPI Chair of Trustees Roxy Harris and former student Victor Sylvester give fascinating insights into their experiences of black supplementary schools.
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