Newspapers, UK and Caribbean

Collection Ref No.:

GB 2904 NEW

Date range:

1964-1999

Description

Newspapers published in the UK and Caribbean (excluding Cuba) are found in this collection, catalogued at series and file level. This is an accruing collection with the majority of the currently catalogued items belonging to the 1960s and 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 a lot of contact and mutual influence between the population of the Caribbean and the UK at this time. Many people from the Caribbean came to the British universities to study and there was a movement of people and ideas between the two regions.
The George Padmore Institute collection includes such newspapers as 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 newspapers published in Cuba, North America, East - covering the Middle East, Asia and Australasia - or Africa, see fonds GB 2904 JLR. Most runs of newspapers are incomplete, and the GPI Archive only holds one issue of some newspapers; please check the extent field. Often an organisation's records will be catalogued in GB 2904 JLR, for example publicity and organisational material produced by the Tapia group, while any newspapers, in this case 'Tapia' and 'Trinidad and Tobago Review', are catalogued in GB 2904 NEW.
Editorial details and publishing histories are included, where known.

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