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The Boy with the Flag c.1970-79 

© Vanley Burke Archive, Birmingham Central Library

When I first saw this image in the early 90’s,  when I was in my early 20’s and becoming more politicised, I was like, “Wow!  A black boy in the 70’s so brazenly & proudly sporting a Union Jack flag.  Radical and controversial!”  (or words to that effect…).

I still love this image, but now, when showing it to groups of young people, does it still have that eye opening effect????

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