Collections

Reference no. GB 2904 CVL
1972-2006

Most of this collection relates specifically to the Notting Hill Carnival in London with the exception of one part of the collection, titled The Politics, History, Art and Culture of Carnival, that relates more to Carnival in the Caribbean, especially...

Reference no. GB 2904 PPK
1975-1998

The material collected in this catalogue concerns the work of the Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners in Kenya (CRPPK), a London-based organisation established on 2 July 1982 and coordinated by John La Rose from New Beacon's Stroud Green...

Reference no. GB 2904 AME
1960-2006

The following material is taken from, or relates to, the National Antiracist Movement in Education (1985-2004) otherwise known as NAME, and the organisations which preceded it, dating back to the 1960s. NAME was a voluntary organisation solely...

Reference no. GB 2904 NASS
1979-2005

The National Association of Supplementary Schools (NASS) was formally set up in October 1987 to unite and guide the work of Black Supplementary Schools nationally. NASS had grown out of the Black Education Movement (GB 2904 BEM) and Black Parents...

Reference no. GB 2904 NDC
Jun 1977-Dec 1978

Leading Kenyan novelist Ngugi wa Thiong'o was arrested in Nairobi in December 1977. The Pan African Association of Writers and Journalists, based in London, set up the Ngugi Defence Committee. They were joined by John La Rose, Pat Haward and a number...

Reference no. GB 2904 CCH
1967-1968

The following material was collected by John La Rose during his visit to Cuba to attend the Cultural Congress of Havana.
The collection is split into material sent to John before the Congress, and material collected during and after the Congress...

Reference no. GB 2904 LRA
1940s-2010s

The following collection comprises the personal papers of John La Rose (1927-2006), late founding Chair of the George Padmore Institute and founder of New Beacon Books, Britain's first black publishing house, bookshop and international book service....

Reference no. GB 2904 BFC
1970-2005

The following material is taken from, or relates to, the International Book Fairs of Radical Black and Third World Books which took place between 1982 and 1995. There were 12 International Book Fairs in total, held annually from 1982-1991, and then...

Reference no. GB 2904 JLR
1952-1996

Ephemeral material collected by John La Rose

This fonds consists of some of the material collected by John La Rose between the 1950s and the 1980s. Selected items from the 1990s are also included. The material chosen here covers political and...

Reference no. GB 2904 EAC
1980s-1990s

European Action for Racial Equality and Social Justice (EARESJ or European Action) was an alliance of individuals and organisations engaged in the struggle against racism, fascism, nazism and xenophobia in Europe. The alliance was most active during...

Reference no. GB 2904 NEW
1964-1999

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....

Reference no. GB 2904 BEM
1965-1988

The material in this collection covers the early period of the Black Education Movement and the Black Supplementary Schools Movement (1968-1975). It represents just part of that Movement, which was and never has been a single organisation. However,...

Reference no. GB 2904 BPM
1969-1993

The following material concerns the work of the Black Parents Movement, which ran from 20 Apr 1975 and was most active until the mid 1980s. The Movement can be seen as an extension of the Black Education Movement (see GB 2904 BEM) and was formed...

Reference no. GB 2904 JOU
1961-1995

Journals and newsletters 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...

Reference no. GB 2904 CAM
1965-1995

The Caribbean Artists Movement: Papers of Anne Walmsley, gathered for the creation of her book 'The Caribbean Artists Movement 1966-1972: A Literary and Cultural History', published by New Beacon Books 1992.
The following material is taken from...

Reference no. GB 2904 NCM
1980-1985

The following material concerns the New Cross Massacre Campaign, and the work of the New Cross Massacre Action Committee. The Campaign formed during the aftermath of the alleged firebombing of the home of a West Indian family at 439 New Cross Road,...