Interview with Linton Kwesi Johnson about the Black Panthers

As part of Photofusion's Organised Youth project, a team of young people from the Brixton area have begun interviewing and photographing members of the British Black Panther Movement which was active in the area during the 60s and 70s. The project includes an oral history interview with GPI trustee Linton Kwesi Johnson, covering his years as a member of the Black Panther Movement.  The interview was recorded on Friday 26th July . Conducted by Keanna Williams and Lydia Amoabeng.

Archive Showcase: June

In 1971, one hundred years after it first opened, the Gifford Mission Hall on Gifford Street in Islington became the Keskidee Centre. it was bought for £9000 by Oscar Abrams, a Guyanese architect and cultural activist, and was for several years a pioneering cultural centre dedicated to promoting the work of emerging artists from the African and Caribbean diaspora. The Keskidee's motto was: "A Community Discovering Itself Creates Its Own Future".

Sarah's Backchat from the Bocas Litfest

Trinidad April 2013 – my first trip for 14 years, and my first visit without John. I have been invited down by the Bocas Litfest to receive an award on behalf of New Beacon Books. I am combining this honour with a long needed visit to John’s family in Arima.

A Tribute to Jayne Cortez

Dig My Archives Pop-Up Exhibition

Dig My Archives
A pop-up exhibition of the two-year Dig My Archives Schools Project run by the George Padmore Institute

Archive Showcase: May

We are starting a monthly archive showcase at the GPI. Each month we will be highlighting an item from our archive, writing about it, posting up images, or appealing for information. Below is the first of these showcases - one of our regular volunteers, Heiba Lamara, has been reading the Blackman Journal. Watch out for further showcases from next month in our news stream and on our Facebook page.

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