Kemi Alemoru on the presence of protest and resistance in Black British pop culture

For Google Arts & Culture, gal-dem’s Kemi Alemoru looked back at a history of Black protests and how those times of unrest and resistance have influenced the Black British movements of today as well as Black British pop culture:

A tectonic shift is taking place in British politics and the ripples of a deeply unsatisfied society are reverberating through pop culture. Across black art and expression are underlying themes of unrest, resistance, and most heartening of all, unity.

From pamphlets calling the black community to arms after racial attacks, to provocative artwork depicting police as aggressors and pigs, the Black Cultural Archives show that black Brits have a rich history of trying to unite the community through storytelling.

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