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John La Rose – Poet and Activist


John La Rose

John La Rose

John La Rose is a political and Cultural activist. He came to Britain from Trinidad where he had been working as General Secretary to the West Indian Independence Party.

John La Rose is a political and Cultural activist. He came to Britain from Trinidad where he had been working as General Secretary to the West Indian Independence Party. From his base in North London he founded several community groups such as the ‘Caribbean Artists movement’ (1967) ‘Caribbean Education and Community Workers Association’ (1969) and ‘The Black Parents movement’ (1975).

La Rose is also one of Britains Laeding black Publishers. Pionneer of ‘New Beacon Books’ since 1966 he is also the founder of the ‘International Book Fair of Radical Black and Third World books’. The Publication and dissemination of books by writers such as C.L.R.James and Derek Walcott has allowed a multicultural approach to education possible.

John La Rose also wrote poems and essays some of which can be found here.

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