Protest, Power and Publications | 70s-80s Britain

Britain in the 70s and 80s was rumbling with a Black community fighting for change. And while the spoken word of protest was crucial in working to achieve this, the printed word also played a role in galvanising and establishing freedom movements.

In this podcast, Faustina Yawson, New Museum School trainee at London Metropolitan Archives (LMA), explores the link between publications and Black activism at the time. Drawing on the Huntley Archives at the LMA, she discusses how Black magazines, pamphlets and newspapers worked to bring the Black community together and challenge Britain’s racism. Click Do It Now to hear the podcast.

Image from the Chris Schwartz Collection
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