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Neil Kenlock MBE

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Neil Kenlock, born in Jamaica, travelled to London in the 1960s at the age of twelve as part of the Windrush Generation. He has lived in the city ever since and went on to become a co-founder of Choice FM, the first successful radio station granted a licence to cater for the black community in Britain.

Neil Kenlock is a British Black Panther, he documented Black culture and racism through his photography, he is also one of the founders of the British Black Radio Station Choice FM. Kenlock also founded the first black British magazine, Root.

Joseph Osayande, Co-Chair for Race and Ethnicity in Chatham House’s Equality Diversity and Inclusion working group, said:

‘Neil’s photographs capture the essence of black history in Britain: people; communities and movements.

‘His work is a powerful time capsule documenting the often-overlooked Windrush generation and the struggle and adversity black Britons faced. His photographs not only capture some of the key figures of the movement but also the pride of an often-forgotten generation and their fight for civil rights and equality.’

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