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Latest film about the Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners in Kenya (CRPPK) archive collection

Chris Moffat & Yvonne Brown (pictured) provide unique insights into the CRPPK and the GPI collection
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Personal Papers of John La Rose (1940s - 2010s) Archive Collection

Discover more about John La Rose through articles, essays, interviews. letters, notes et al...
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Black Education Movement Archive Collection

Find out about the work of the BEM and its resistance to education inequality and racism...
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National Association of Supplementary Schools Archive Collection

Delve into the collection on NASS and discover the significant work of this organisation...
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The John La Rose Ephemera Archive Collection Film

Discover what John La Rose collected for posterity...
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National Anti-Racist Movement in Education Archive Collection

Discover the education activism NAME engaged in from 1985-2004...
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GPI Trustee Linton Kwesi Johnson pays tribute to Jean Binta Breeze

LKJ responds to the passing of actress/director/poet Jean Binta Breeze...
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Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners in Kenya archive collection

Set up by John La Rose in 1982, find out about this 'solidarity organisation'...
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The Eulogy for GPI Friend and Trustee "Tony" Milverton Wallace

Professor Gus John's eulogy highlights the modest genius who was Milverton Wallace...
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Latest film about the Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners in Kenya (CRPPK) archive collection

Chris Moffat & Yvonne Brown (pictured) provide unique insights into the CRPPK and the GPI collection
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Personal Papers of John La Rose (1940s - 2010s) Archive Collection

Discover more about John La Rose through articles, essays, interviews. letters, notes et al...
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Black Education Movement Archive Collection

Find out about the work of the BEM and its resistance to education inequality and racism...
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National Association of Supplementary Schools Archive Collection

Delve into the collection on NASS and discover the significant work of this organisation...
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Journals and Newspapers from the UK and Caribbean archive collection

Discover a rich selection of Caribbean and UK journals, newsletters and newspapers...
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The John La Rose Ephemera Archive Collection Film

Discover what John La Rose collected for posterity...
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GPI Trustee Linton Kwesi Johnson pays tribute to Jean Binta Breeze

LKJ responds to the passing of actress/director/poet Jean Binta Breeze...
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National Anti-Racist Movement in Education Archive Collection

Discover the education activism NAME engaged in from 1985-2004...
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Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners in Kenya archive collection

Set up by John La Rose in 1982, find out about this 'solidarity organisation'...
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Uprising, a new BBC three-part documentary by award-winning director Steve McQueen starts this evening

In 1981, three pivotal moments in the history of the black community took place.
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The Eulogy for GPI Friend and Trustee "Tony" Milverton Wallace

Professor Gus John's eulogy highlights the modest genius who was Milverton Wallace...
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George Padmore Institute film about the International Book Fairs of Radical Black and Third World Books 1982-1995

Find out about the seminal International Book Fairs which took place in the 1980s and 1990s...
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The John La Rose Ephemeral Material Archive Collection

Discover fascinating cultural and political material collected by John La Rose over decades...
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Negro Theatre Workshop Archive Collection

Find out about the Negro Theatre Workshop's seminal role in London's 1960s cultural landscape...
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A GPI Reminder

Remember to check out the GPI's latest short film & stay tuned for the International Book Fairs...
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The International Book Fair of Radical Black and Third World Books Archive Collection

This 1st of its kind international book fair opened its arms to the world. Find out more...
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European Action for Racial Equality and Social Justice Archive Collection

Find out about this alliance which opposed all forms of fascism, Nazism and racism...
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New film on black supplementary schools available to view on the GPI website

See the GPI's latest film about black supplementary schools.
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BBC documentary Subnormal: A British Scandal

The GPI's materials were used in this BBC film about racist education policies. Find out more...
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Cultural Congress of Havana 1967-1968 Archive Collection

In 1968 John La Rose attended the Cultural Congress of Havana in Cuba with over 400 intellectuals...
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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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A new GPI film about the Caribbean Artists Movement Archive

Find out about the early days of the seminal CAM and its resounding impact...
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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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Sarah White, GPI Founding Trustee, Turns Eighty

We celebrate Founding Trustee Sarah White's 80th birthday! Read on...
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Mangrove Nine Documentary (1973)

Produced by John La Rose and filmmaker Franco Rosso, this is a British story of black civil rights.
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BBC documentary Black Power: A British Story of Resistance

The George Padmore Institute has been involved in an upcoming BBC documentary...Find out more!
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Les Back - Engaging with the New Cross Massacre legacy

Professor Les Back shares his memory of the New Cross fire. Read and see more
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Dream To Change The World: The Life & Legacy of John La Rose (2018)

The details of the extraordinary life of the co-founder of the GPI are published in this book.
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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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Writer-in-Residence Ken Wilson-Max talks about working with the George Padmore Institute

Ken is an award-winning author, illustrator and publisher of children’s books.
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Two booklets to purchase: New Cross Massacre Story and the Black People's day of Action 02.03.1981

2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the tragic New Cross Massacre and Black People's Day of Action.
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New Cross Massacre Committee Archives 40 years on

It is now 40 years since the tragic fire at the home of a West Indian family during a party.
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Two Writers-in-Residence at the George Padmore Institute in 2021

Two exciting authors, Yaba Badoe and Ken Wilson-Max, will join the GPI as Writers-in-Residence.
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The GPI is awarded an Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant for its Reaching New Generations project

The George Padmore Institute is happy to announce an Arts Council National Lottery Project grant.
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