politics

Pedro Perez Sarduy

I haven't had much time to catalogue of late but yesterday I delved into a slim file of correspondence and ephemera relating to the Cuban poet, writer and journalist, Pedro Perez Sarduy. It was good to practice my Spanish! A card and 2 short letters sent to John La Rose in the 1980s covered a lot of ground, including the U.S.

Angela Davis at the Keskidee Centre

I recently digitised a cassette of Angela Davis speaking at the Keskidee Centre on 10th December 1974, which had no other information written on it. I've been listening to it today and it really conveys something that a written transcript of the event wouldn't capture - the intimacy of the event in spite of the large number of people who attended; the atmosphere - children crying and complaining - in fact one of the biggest rounds of applause is given to a woman who asks her child to shut up because the child is whining whilst Angela Davis is speaking!

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