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Poster: Gold and Fire - Steve Biko

Object

Poster

Production date

4/7/1991

Object number

1991.254

Physical Description

Poster for 'Gold and Fire' at the Hackney Empire.

Opposition against apartheid, the system for racial segregation in South Africa, was growing in Hackney throughout the 1980s. Events to raise awareness, such as these, were popular in the area.

Stephen Bantu Biko was an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s and founded the Black Consciousness Movement. His death in police custody caused widespread outrage.

Ujamma Arts Ujamaa Arts has been promoted black theatre and culture ever since its founders came to Britain in 1981 from Ghana. It ran ran the 'Planet Hackney' project which attempted to show school students in the borough where they had come from and their history from 1900-2000.

Object history

Opposition against apartheid, the system for racial segregation in South Africa, was growing in Hackney throughout the 1980s. Events to raise awareness, such as these, were popular in the area.

Stephen Bantu Biko was an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s and founded the Black Consciousness Movement. His death in police custody caused widespread outrage.

Associated Organisation

Ujamaa Arts (Produced for)

Material

Paper

Dimension

Height: 420mm
Width: 296mm

Exhibition Label

Hackney in Solidarity with South Africa

Opposition against apartheid, the system for racial segregation in South Africa, was growing in Hackney throughout the 1980s. Events to raise awareness
were popular in the area. Stephen Bantu Biko was an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s and founded the Black Consciousness Movement. His death in police custody caused widespread outrage.

People Power: Black British Arts & Activism in Hackney 1960s-2000s
4 October 2016 to 21 January 2017

Gold and Fire...

Stephen Bantu Biko was an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s and founded the Black Consciousness Movement. His death in police custody caused widespread outrage. Opposition against apartheid, the system for racial segregation in South Africa, was growing in Hackney throughout the 1980s.

Ujamma Arts’ founders came to Britain from Ghana in 1981 and ran projects in Hackney to show school students in the borough where they had come from and their history.

Being African in Hackney: 1960s-2020s
14 September 2021 to 14 February 2022

On display?

No