GUESTS will be gathering in Coldershaw Road, West Ealing, on Saturday afternoon, October 13, for the unveiling of a blue plaque to celebrate the life of Jessica and Eric Huntley and 50 years since Bogle L’Ouverture was set up. 

In 1968, pioneering publishing house Bogle L’Ouverture Publications was established in London to provide a radical platform for writers from Africa and the Caribbean.  

Named after two of the Caribbean’s most important liberators, Paul Bogle and Toussaint L’Ouverture, it was founded by Eric and Jessica Huntley and others.

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The Huntleys, who lived at 141 Coldershaw Road, were lifelong partners, who came to the UK from Guyana as a later group of Windrush arrivals in the 1950s and 60s.  

They were social and political activists, initiating, working with others to establish community projects, such as Black Parents’ Movement.

The unveiling has been organised by The Nubian Jak Community Trust with thanks to a Crowdfunding campaign by family and friends.  

The date also marks five years since the death of Jessica and coincides with the borough’s Black History Month.