Unending Journey Selected Writings by John La Rose

John La Rose was a cultural and political activist who wrote numerous articles and essays and gave many interviews and speeches. All these reflected his hope, imagination, original thinking, serious analysis abd wide interests. In 2014 the George Padmore Institute edited an anthology of selected writings by John La Rose which covers analyses and perspectives from the 1960s through to the year 2000. Linton Kwesi Johnson in his introduction to the anthology wrote: 'The eclectic nature of the writing reflects and range of his thinking.

NEW BEACON BOOKS - the pioneering years

The George Padmore Institute's first online publication was launched earlier this year and is now available to freely download or read online. 


Online Publication Now Available

REMINDER: The online publication 'New Beacon Books - the pioneering years' was launched on the 9th July and is now available for reading via the George Padmore Institute website (http://www.georgepadmoreinstitute.org/the-pioneering-years) and free downloads in whole or in part for lecturers, students and any other interested persons.

Sarah White and Linton Kwesi Johnson on BBC Radio 3 programme Free Thinking

Listen to Sarah White and GPI trustee Linton Kwesi Johnson talking about the history of New Beacon Books tonight on the BBC Radio 3 programme Free Thinking at 10pm. Details below.
Radical Bookshops, Philip Hensher
Duration: 45 minutes
First broadcast: Tuesday 17 June 2014 at 10pm

Celebration and Reading with Barbara Jenkins

Launch of Online Publication "New Beacon Books - the pioneering years"

As part of our Heritage Lottery Funded Dream to Change the World Project, Dr. Ruth Bush has undertaken an original and valuable piece of research on the early origins of New Beacon Books, the UK’s first black publishing house and book shop. Central to this study is John La Rose, founder of New Beacon, who was able to commission many of New Beacon’s publications through his close personal contacts and friendships with a number of writers. 


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