An illustration about resistance and Black people. The image includes protestors and activists from different movements in the UK. This includes an illustration of a person from the British Black Panthers who has their fist in the air, students in school uniforms from Pimlico Academy, banners that says "Carnival was born of resistance” and “Solidarity with all asylum seekers & migrants”. As well as a person with a megaphone shouting "Shut down all detention centres!"

The rukus! archive project is a collection of historical and cultural Black LGBT+ materials. It was launched in London in June 2005 by photographer Ajamu X, and filmmaker and theatre director Topher Campbell.

In this episode, co-founder Ajamu X talks about the power of the archive for collective memory and preserving Black queer history for future generations.

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