THE FIFTH PAN-AFRICAN CONGRESS
Exhibition 16 July - 12 September 2015
The first exhibition showing John Deakin’s photographs of the Fifth Pan-African Congress as a body of work. The Fifth Pan-African Congress took place in Manchester in October
1945, five months after the end of the Second World War. The Congress
demanded that European powers liberate hundreds of millions of Africans
living under colonial rule, and passed radical measures condemning
imperialism, racial discrimination and capitalism. A Pan-African Film Lounge will accompany the exhibition, screening a
programme of films exploring Pan-African history and ideals.
This exhibition is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. The Fifth Pan-African Congress is produced in collaboration with Hulton Archive, a division of Getty Images, who own the Picture Post archive.
Rock Against Racism
Exhibition 2 October - 5 December 2015
Opening Reception Thursday 1 October, 6:30-8:30pm
Autograph ABP announces the first major exhibition of Syd Shelton’s photographs capturing one of the most intriguing and contradictory political periods in British post war history. Between 1976 and 1981, the movement Rock Against Racism (RAR) confronted racist ideology in the streets, parks and town halls of Britain. RAR was formed by a collective of musicians and political activists to fight fascism and racism through music.
Under the slogan 'Love Music, Hate Racism', it showcased reggae and punk bands on the same stage, attracting large multicultural audiences. At a time when the fascist attitudes of the National Front were gaining support, RAR marked the rising resistance to violent and institutionalised racism.
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