Journals, newsletters and newspapers published in the UK and Caribbean (excluding Cuba) are found in this collection. This is an accruing collection with the majority of the currently catalogued items belonging to the 1960s and the 1970s.
The 1960s and 1970s was a very active period of black struggles in both the UK and the Caribbean. In the UK, organisations were formed to fight against acts of racism in society and to protect the rights and promote the culture of the new immigrant population. In the post-independent Caribbean, it was a period of new radical and cultural ideas. There was also plenty of contact and mutual influence between the population of the Caribbean and the UK at this time. Many people from the Caribbean came to British universities to study and there was a movement of people and ideas between the two regions.
Journals include Race Today, Black Liberator, Black Ram and Caribbean Insight from the UK and New World Quarterly, New World Fortnightly, Jamaica Journal, New Beginning Movement and Kontakto Antiyano from the Caribbean.
Newspapers include The Hustler, Grassroots, Black Panther Movement Publications and Black Echoes from the UK and Abeng, Moko, Tapia, Ratoon, Dominica Star, Caribbean Contact and Struggle from the Caribbean.
For journals, newsletters and newspapers published in Cuba, North America, East - covering the Middle East, Asia and Australasia - or Africa see the John La Rose: Ephemeral Material collection.