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Untold history of Britain's black cultural leaders explored

PICTURED: Olive Morris © Neil Kenlock

TO MARK the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush in the UK, a new photography exhibition will examine the unexplored history of Britain’s black community leaders.

Expectations: The Untold Story of Black British Community Leaders in the 1960s and 1970s will be located at the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton for just under two months this summer.

Featuring 70 images of men and women who shaped black British culture, the free exhibition will focus on the first two decades after the Windrush's arrival.

Leading black community figures included in the exhibition include Darcus Howe, Olive Morrison, Arthur Stanley Wint plus many more.

The “live” exhibition, which will invite the community to respond to it through talks and debates, has been curated by photographer Neil Kenlock – a former official photographer for the British Black Panthers – and his daughter Emelia Kenlock.

Expectations: The Untold Story of Black British Community Leaders in the 1960s and 1970s will run at the Black Cultural Archives from August 7 - September 28. For more information, visit blackculturalarchives.org

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