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Stand Firm

Jay Bernard reflects on the lives of Black communities living in London and their representation in the media and reality

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Get Creative

How to paint like Frank Bowling

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How to start a movement

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Music of Black Power

Tune in to songs about black empowerment chosen in response to Soul of a Nation

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Family Jules: NNN (No Naked Niggahs) 1974 by Barkley L. Hendricks

An in-depth study of this key nude portrait, enriched throughout by an interview with the artist

Static 2009 by Steve McQueen

Filmed from a helicopter circling the Statue of Liberty, Static fixes its gaze on an iconic representation of freedom

What Would Tutuola Do?

Reflections on the legacy of Tutuola, the significance of stories in Nigerian modernism, and the value of oral history

Painting the Global History of Art: Hale Woodruff’s The Art of the Negro

Woodruff used murals to negotiate the divergent requirements of abstract expressionism and black historiography

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