Wednesday, 30 October 2013

AFRO SUPA HEROES at the V&A Museum of Childhood ...

It's October half term time and the last week of the UK's annual Black History Month. Here's a gem that we've come across that's a must for all the family:

AFRO SUPA HERO is a fantastic exhibition on display at the V&A's Museum of Childhood in London's East End that will take visitors of all ages on a transatlantic journey of action super hero's and marks 2013 celebrations of Black heritage.

Afro Supa Hero is a snapshot of a childhood and journey to adulthood, shown through a personal collection of pop cultural heroes and heroines of the African diaspora. Jon Daniel’s action figures, comic books and games offer an insight into the experience of a boy of African Caribbean heritage growing up in 1960s and 1970s Britain, in search of his identity.


Born in East Sheen in southwest London and as the child of Caribbean parents, Jon Daniel found his positive black role models in the West Indian culture of his family and the African-American culture of the US.

In his late twenties, Jon began collecting primarily 1970s action figures, feeling that they most strongly embodied the era of his childhood.

In the display Meteor Man, Mr T and Lieutenant Uhura stand alongside real-life icons Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela.

Also on show are games, and comics including Black Lightning, The Falcon and Lobo, one of a two-issue series featuring the first leading African American character in the genre.

Afro Supa Heroes

A FREE exhibition showing daily until 9th of February 2014.


V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road
E2 8PA

Opening | Closing times:
10.00am - 17.45pm

Nearest tube station:
Bethnal Green on the Central Line

begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +44 (0)20 8983 5200 FREE  

For more information:
To book a tour or group of 10 or more contact:
0208 983 5205 or email:

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1 comment:

  1. Many thanks for the shout out Black Film Society.
    Much appreciated. Warmest regards Johnny