Do you remember Olive Morris? Publication

COLIN, A., FORD, T., LOPEZ DE LA TORRE, A., SPRINGER, K. (eds) 2010. Do you remember Olive Morris?. London: Gasworks and Remembering Olive Collective.

The publication was the final outcome of the Do you remember Olive Morris? project, and was launched on Saturday 23 January 2010 with an event in Gasworks. The texts, articles, essays and inteviews included in this publication are organised in two categories: History and Remembrance/Legacy. The fist part provides a context to Olive Morris’ life and times, her work as an activist and that of her contemporaries. While the contributions largely focus on the British context, some draw parallels with movements and actions that took place in the 1970s in the US. The second part records the work and experiences of the many contributors to Do you remember Olive Morris? The publication also includes a selection of poems celebrating the spirit of Olive Morris and of her times, and is illustrated with historical photographs of the UK Black Panther Movement by Neil Kenlock, and of the many activities that made up the Do you remember Olive Morris? project.

The publication can be purchased at:

Lambeth Archives, Minet Library, 52 Knatchbull Road, London SE5 9QY
Black Cultural Archives, 1 Othello Close, London SE11 4RE

The publication is available on loan from all public libraries in Lambeth and for reference at many other libraries and resource centres including:
Iniva Library – London
Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre – Manchester
Chelsea College of Art and Design and Camberwell College of Arts Libraries – London
Institute of Race Relations – London
56a Infoshop Social Centre – London

We are hoping to publish the book in the blog as a series of dowloadable PDFs and to make sales available online.


1 Response to “Do you remember Olive Morris? Publication”

  1. October 14, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    “I remember Olive Morris very well as ..of course we are relatives and for this I thank God that she is remembered, life has a way of letting you down ,but your relatives never do and for some time I felt this more so than not, but what of it, why are you being like this. To tell the reader this, I thank you for honouring Olive in this way as when I saw the head line ‘who remembers Olive’ ,I felt ecstatic ,I have not seen her in years, I miss her dearly ,our conversations, her thoughts, her ideas and ultimate truths. Olive was to me, a very reluctant heroine whom, when given the responsibility handed to her, took the reins ,as only Olive could and led the way to a better hope for numerous Black Women whom she met and uplifted with her zesty infectious fire for life.
    I comfort myself in the knowledge that God may exult her in the days to come, with a better resurrection and in fulfilment with the promise he gave unto us all through his son, Jesus Christ, the propitiatory offering, by Grace. Amen”

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