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Immerse yourself in black history at The Voice exhibition

HISTORY REVISITED: The Voice newspaper exhibition

AN EXHIBITION about the history of The Voice has been extended until the end of November.

The City Hall exhibition which was held to mark Black History Month, also celebrated the publications 35th anniversary - and members of the public will now get an extra few weeks to view it.

It features many of The Voice's iconic front pages, including coverage of the death of Stephen Lawrence in April 1993, the release from prison in 1990 of former South African president Nelson Mandela after 27 years, and the election of Barack Obama as America's first black president in November 2008.

The Voice’s news and features editor, Rodney Hinds, said: “Over the last 35 years, The Voice newspaper has covered some of the most significant events to impact and influence the black British community, and this exhibition of its most important front covers will reflect that.

“From the heady days of social unrest in the 1980s, the triumphant release of freedom fighter Nelson Mandela in the 1990s, to the black British history-makers in academia, sports and the arts today, The Voice has been there to record these events and place them in the annals of history.”

The Voice is now a multimedia platform with an average weekly reach of approximately one million people, covering the UK, USA, Africa and the Caribbean.

Hinds added: “Not only in print has The Voice been part of black British history, but it will continue to do so through our various multimedia platforms for a new generation.”

The exhibition takes place at City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London, SE1 2AA, between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

The Voice is celebrating its 35th birthday this year. Share your Voice memories, comments and birthday wishes on social media, using the following hash tag: #Voice35Years

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