Category Archives: Objects and clothing

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The notice was boldly positioned on the front stairs of the British Museum during demonstrations calling for the return of African cultural artefacts. Includes original signatures on the back.

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Honorary awards conferred upon Bernie Grant for his personal and public contribution to many facets of British Society eg one award with the inscription: Haringey Unison MEC Presented To Honourable Bernie Grant MP In Recognition For His Fight Against Racism In UK & Europe 1995.

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Honorary awards conferred upon Bernie Grant for his personal and public contribution to many facets of British Society.

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Honorary awards conferred upon Bernie Grant for his personal and public contribution to many facets of British Society.

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Handwoven and embroidered 3-piece African dashiki [with sleeves, cap, pants] as worn by Bernie Grant at State Openings of Parliament.

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Handmade calico display banner created by Caribbean Links for the launch of the organisation in 1993; White cotton T-Shirt commemorating the release of Nelson Mandela.

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Campaigning placards used by Bernie Grant and fellow demonstrators as part of the African Reparations Movement (ARM) Picket of the Museum of Mankind, [British Museum, 1994]. The protest placards call for the return of African cultural artefacts.

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Historical note: the spear and blowgun darts were given to Bernie Grant from the Amerindians whom Bernie Grant learnt a great deal from. During earlier years, Bernie Grant lived in the bush where his father taught as a teacher.