Publishing and Literary Archives: Cutting through White Noise
Thursday 13 October, 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Key figures in political activism in Guyana and in the UK, pioneering husband and wife Eric and Jessica Huntley led the rise of the independent bookshop and Black publishers by founding the famous Bogle L’Ouverture Publishing company. The Huntleys’ campaigns of resistance, anti-racist socio-political interventions and their fiercely determined support for new Black talent and writing changed the post-migration literary world forever.
Recently featured in the stunning art and archive exhibition, No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action —1960-1990, Eric Huntley chooses several iconic book covers that helped to articulate and represent Black Britain, sharing personal insights into the struggles, activism, and how these emblematic books cut through to shape voice and forge a Black identity. Eric will be in conversation with Dr Margaret Andrews, author of the successful Doing Nothing is Not an Option: The Radical Lives of Jessica and Eric Huntley.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BLACK CULTURAL ARCHIVES
Founded in 1981, the Black Cultural Archives’ mission is to collect, preserve and celebrate the heritage and history of Black people in Britain. Learn more about the work we do, visit bcaheritage.org.uk