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Review of our children’s book Dream to Change the World by BookTrust

Our children's book has been chosen as one of BookTrust's best for January 2022.
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Seasons Greetings from the GPI

Best wishes to all our supporters, followers, visitors and volunteers
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Reaching New Generations: The Films

Watch our series of films about the GPI archive collections
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Reviews of Dream to Change the World

Read what children and their parents have to say about our book for 5-to-8-year-olds
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Watch our latest film about the Joan Goody archive collection

Joan Goody was a pioneer in introducing Caribbean, African and Asian literature into British schools
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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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Our latest film is about the Joan Goody archive at the GPI

Joan Goody was an English teacher and a pioneer in introducing Caribbean, African and Asian literature into British schools. Sarah Garrod, GPI’s archivist, Jenny Green and Lawrence Scott talk about her legacy.
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