Elder Eric Huntley

Elder Eric Huntley has been a community activist in the UK for over 50 years. He and his late wife Jessica Huntley co-founded Bogle L’Ouverture Publications in late 1968, with their debut title Grounding with My Brothers by Dr Walter Rodney. They would later publish Rodney’s most influential work How Europe Underdeveloped Africa in 1972. The Bookshop they had in Ealing was a hub of cultural and social activity where black people gathered to find solace against systematic racism and to educate themselves. Books like the Philosophies and Opinions of Marcus Garvey were much sought after during the 1970s which The Bookshop, later to be called ‘The Walter Rodney Bookshop’ after Rodney’s assassination in 1980. Eric Huntley was recently the recipient of the Windrush Lifetime Service (for Jessica Huntley also) award and a Nubian Jak Memorial Plaque for their contribution to Black British Community was installed on October 13th 2018 at his home in Ealing, West London. His most recent publication is Come Leh We Reason: 50 Years Journey with Walter Rodney (2018), commemorating Rodney’s detention by the Jamaican government in 1968.