The impact of the American Civil Rights Movement on people of color around the globe cannot be overstated. Millions continue to commemorate the peaceful protests of organizations like the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), that eventually led to a modicum of social and economic equality.
Fifty years after the March on Washington, Black Londoners; however, set out to acknowledge the leadership of a small British contingent of revolutionaries, who fashioned after America’s Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, tackled racial injustice in their own backyards.
Organised Youth, a group of young photographers, filmmakers, curators and future historians, with the aid of Photofusion’s Community Programme, unearthed an often overlooked (and sadly, unknown) history of the British Black Panther Movement. With three months of dedicated research, Organised Youth (made up of 13 to 25 year olds), produced a vibrant visual and oral history archive of the personal narratives, collective mission, and triumphs of former Panther members.
Read the full interview here.