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Chronicles of a Black Filmmaker: Imruh Bakari talks to Linton Kwesi Johnson

GPI and 198 Contemporary Arts present Imruh Bakari in conversation with Linton Kwesi Johnson
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A Tribute to Jean Binta Breeze - Film Available Online

View the film of an evening of poetry, song and remembrance held by the GPI and Lambeth Libraries
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Reviews of our second children's book Jump Up! A Story of Carnival

Read reviews of Jump Up! and find out about our summer special offer
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A wonderful evening celebrating Jean Binta Breeze

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Building Britannia celebrates the Windrush generation and its descendants

Explore the Black British experience of talented and renowned people in our book Building Britannia
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Our Collection

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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