Student politics, teaching politics, black politics: an interview with Ansel Wong

Waters, Rob (2016) Student politics, teaching politics, black politics: an interview with Ansel Wong. Race and Class, 58 (1). pp. 17-33. ISSN 0306-3968

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Abstract

Ansel Wong is the quiet man of British black politics, rarely in the limelight and never seeking political office. And yet his ‘career’ here – from Black Power firebrand to managing a multimillion budget as head of the Greater London Council’s Ethnic Minority Unit in the 1980s – spells out some of the most important developments in black educational and cultural projects. In this interview, he discusses his identification with Pan-Africanism, his involvement in student politics, his role in the establishment of youth projects and supplementary schools in the late 1960s and 1970s, and his involvement in black radical politics in London in the same period, all of which took place against the background of revolutionary ferment in the Third World and the world of ideas, and were not without their own internal class and ethnic conflicts.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Depositing User: Robert Waters
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2017 08:09
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 08:50
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/66411
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