Fashion Retail Academy: A Black Panther speaks: Civil Rights & Fashion by Black History Walks

Neil Kenlock was the official photographer of the Black Panther party based in Brixton, London in the 1970s. He was also a photographer for West Indian World, one of the first national black British newspapers.In his first two decades as a professional photographer he specialised in fashion, beauty, celebrities and the cultural lifestyles of Black Britons.

In 1979 Kenlock co-founded the pioneering Black lifestyle magazine Root(“A British Ebony, connected to how Black people lived in Britain. He then became co-founder of Choice FM, which was the UK’s first legal radio station broadcasting to the black community.

Key figures and leaders in the black community feature in his photographic archive, including: Olive Morris, Althea Jones Le Cointe, Courtney Laws, Audley Baines, Darcus Howe ,Lionel MorrisonMarvin GayeStevie WonderEartha KittDonald QuarrieEddy GrantJames BaldwinMuhammad AliBob MarleyPeter ToshJimmy CliffDesmond DekkerJohn HoltDiane AbbottMichael Manley and Indira Gandhi.

A one-on-one interview and Q&A hosted by Black History Walks reviews some of his amazing photographic archive and discover the hidden stories of Black British Civil Rights and fashion. When:  Tue 6 November 2018 TIME: 18:30 – 20:30 GMT

Where:  Fashion Retail Academy 15 Gresse Street London W1T 1QL


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