70 years of the Windrush generation celebrated through photographs

Olive Morris – Neil Kenlock

By Jasmine Wing | @JasmineW_BN

A new exhibition titled Expectations: The Untold Story of Black British Community Leaders in the 60s and 70s took over Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives, in August this year.

The exhibition WAS curated by acclaimed photographer Neil Kenlock, once the official photographer of the British Black Panthers and founder of Choice FM, and his daughter Emelia Kenlock; and pays homage to the 70th anniversary of the Empire Windrush to Great Britain.

The exhibition featured 70 photographs from the archives of Neil Kenlock himself, across three themes: challenges, collaboration and change. Among the collection, there are recognisable images of luminaries including broadcaster and civil rights campaigner Darcus Howe; anti-discrimination, women’s and squatters’ rights campaigner Olive Morris; and the first black BBC radio presenter with a reggae music show, Steve Bernard.

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