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More than Words: 50 years of Bogle-L’Ouverture Publishing


2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of Bogle-L’Ouverture Publications – a radical London-based publishing company which operated at a time when books by Black authors or written with a sympathetic view of Black history and culture were rare in UK mainstream bookshops.

Jessica and Eric Huntley, local Ealing residents since the 1950’s, named their bookshop Bogle-L’Ouverture, and later, the Walter Rodney Bookshop, after Rodney’s assassination in 1980.

Dr Michael McMillan, artist, author and academic, shares moments and archive images from the early days of activism and publishing at Walter Rodney Bookshop.  Michael will talk about his stunning bookshop installation, created for the No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990 exhibition. and about Jessica and Eric Huntley’s radical activities in their fight for social justice,

This will be followed at:  15:15 by book launches and signings of Margaret Busby’s New Daughters of Africa, and Malcolm Cumberbatch’s Swimming Against the Tide.

Refreshments included.

Tickets Price:  £10.00

You can get tickets from:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/celebrating-black-history-month-with-the-huntley-archives-tickets-68274919121?aff=erelexpmlt


Date:   Sunday 6 October 2019

Time:  13.45 – 15.00



Gunnersbury Park Museum
Gunnersbury Park House
Popes Lane, London W5 4NH


Event Organisers:  Gunnersbury Park & Museum

Call:  0203 961 0280 (Main office) For further information

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