Doing Nothing is not an Option
Huntley Biography, 187 pages
Author: Margaret Andrews
This is the first account that has been written on the lives of Eric and Jessica Huntley and it charts their story from their country of birth, British Guyana to the depositing of their archives at the London Metropolitan Archives, the first major deposit from the Black community.
“In the telling of the story of struggles for Black community in 20th century Britain, the names of Jessica and Eric Huntley loom large. They began as frontline fighters against colonialism and imperialism in their native Guyana, and translated that activism to combating racism and injustice when they moved to London in the 1950s. Spiritually socialist and internationalist, they came to be celebrated by the communities from and for which they organised – from their Ealing, West London base, founding a major Black and Third World publishing house, Bogle L’Ouverture, as well as, grounding numberless local UK campaigns at their Walter Rodney Community Bookshop. This book describes their legacy for new generations – scholars young and old, freedom fighters Black and White.”
Colin Prescod,Chair of the Institute of Race Relations