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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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The George Padmore Institute celebrates its 30th Anniversary

The GPI grew out of a community of political and cultural activists and was set up in 1991.
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GPI Archives Reopening in May

We will be reopening on restricted hours from Tuesday 4 May by prior appointment only.
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Carnival 1972-2006

Carnival 1972-2006 is one of the GPI's collections. Read more about this rich cultural material...
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Black Parents Movement 1975-1993

The Black Parents Movement is one of our collections.. Read about this activist community group...
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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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Reflections on the Caribbean Artists Movement

GPI Trustee Sarah White and Trinidadian filmmaker Christopher Laird talk about the impact of the Caribbean Artists Movement
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