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Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners in Kenya archive collection

Set up by John La Rose in 1982, find out about this 'solidarity organisation'...
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Uprising, a new BBC three-part documentary by award-winning director Steve McQueen starts this evening

In 1981, three pivotal moments in the history of the black community took place.
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George Padmore Institute film about the International Book Fairs of Radical Black and Third World Books 1982-1995

Find out about the seminal International Book Fairs which took place in the 1980s and 1990s...
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The John La Rose Ephemeral Material Archive Collection

Discover fascinating cultural and political material collected by John La Rose over decades...
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Negro Theatre Workshop Archive Collection

Find out about the Negro Theatre Workshop's seminal role in London's 1960s cultural landscape...
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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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International Book Fairs of Radical Black and Third World Books 1982-1995

Margaret Busby and Janice Durham give first-hand accounts of the importance of the International Book Fairs 1982-1995 and the GPI's role in preserving the archive collection for future generations
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