Darcus and Pansy – Different Paths, Same Struggle for Black Humanity and Well-being

By Thomas L Blair  8 April 2017 copyright

From Bloomsbury Academic EPub book
Darcus Howe

Scholar-streetfighter Darcus Howe led Black youths struggle against “vulgar racism.

Pansy Jeffrey

Health worker Pansy Jeffrey  opened the first  centre for  Caribbean elders.

Different paths you might say. Yet, both were innovators and motivators in the riotous Sixties and Seventies when being Black was taboo.

Moreover, Darcus and Pansy were part of a new wave of thought and action . They offered inspiring solutions to Black peoples problems. Trans-Caribbean and pan-African in vision, they reignited the torch of resistance and mutual aid lit in the anti-Colonial struggle.

What unites Darcus and Pansy for us in our turbulent times is a quality of monumentality and permanence. They exposed the folly of silence in adversity. They aimed to change attitudes and policies in government and society. As such, their lives and missions are key resources for Black British social, cultural and political development. Read more

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