Exhibition: More than words: writing the wrongs.

22jun(jun 22)10:00 am15aug(aug 15)4:30 pmExhibition: More than words: writing the wrongs.Gunnersbury Museum

Event Details

This exhibition spotlights the remarkable work of pioneering activists, publishers and bookshop owners Jessica and Eric
Huntley in this exhibition of photographs and book covers.

Guyanese-born Jessica and Eric Huntley were radical political activists who came to England in the late 1950s. 

Settling in Ealing they founded Bogle-L’Ouverture Publications which celebrated Black culture and history, producing a wide range of publications, including seminal texts by writers from across the African diaspora.  Later Eric and Jessica opened the Bogle-L’Ouverture bookshop – an important cultural hub.

Jessica was deeply passionate about young people’s education. She galvanised support to counter the rise of unfair practices that saw Black pupils classified as sub-normal and excluded from schools. She and Eric were also instrumental in developing the template for Black Supplementary Schools. 

Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4.30pm

Price: Free entry

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Time

June 22 (Thursday) 10:00 am - August 15 (Thursday) 4:30 pm

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