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Learn about stories of creativity, resistance and resilience on the GPI's new website!

Our new website has an array of exciting new features. Find out more here.
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Rex Obano and Jay Bernard reflect on the New Cross Massacre in a new film by the GPI

Celebrating the GPI's new website, the two writers share their experiences of using the archive.
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Vron Ware speaks on a new film by the GPI about the New Cross Massacre

The George Padmore Insitute has launched a new film about the New Cross Massacre in 1981.
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The GPI and Steve McQueen’s drama anthology Small Axe

The Golden Globe nominated Small Axe anthology comprises five docu-dramas directed by Steve McQueen.
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Paintings by acclaimed Jamaican artist Errol Lloyd feature on the George Padmore Institute website

The GPI's new website will feature paintings by this important Caribbean artist for new generations.
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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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The New Cross Massacre: Reflections 40 years on

In this new film, hear five personal responses to the New Cross Massacre and the importance of the GPI in ensuring the tragedy is never forgotten.
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