Expectations: The Untold Story of Black British Community Leaders in the 60s and 70s

8 Aug 2018 – 28 Sep 2018

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

Free admission

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Black Cultural Archives

Greater London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses: 2, 3, 35, 37, 45, 59, 109, 118, 133, 159, 196, 250, 333, 415, 432, P4, P5.
  • 3-5 minute walk from Brixton tube station
  • 3-5 minute walk from Brixton rail station
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Covering two decades from the 1960s to the 1970s, ‘Expectations’ at Black Cultural Archives (BCA) will include breath-taking images from the archives of acclaimed photographer Neil Kenlock, once the official photographer of the British Black Panthers.


70 years on from the arrival of the Empire Windrush into Great Britain, the ‘Expectations’ exhibition will be a celebration of British Black community leaders, many of whom come from that same Windrush generation. 70 photographic images will be featured in the project to celebrate the 70-year anniversary of the Windrush. Giving a unique insight into the lives and experiences of the first generation, African and Caribbean leaders who settled in the UK and influenced the community in Lambeth and the surrounding boroughs, the exhibition features a number of luminaries such as Darcus Howe (broadcaster and civil rights campaigner), Olive Morris (anti-discrimination, womens and squatters' rights campaigner), Lord David Pitt (Baron of Hampstead, Labour Party politician, GP and political activist), Arthur Stanley Wint OD MBE (first Jamaican Olympic gold medallist and Jamaica's High Commissioner) and Steve Barnard (first black BBC radio presenter with a reggae music show).

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Emelia Kenlock

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Neil Kenlock


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