Saturday, 9 October 2010

'Uprisings' of the '1980s revisited'

An interesting event coming up at the British Library (especially in view of the current Black History Month - more on that another time...):

Our memories of the uprisings: The 1980s Revisited

Black History Month
Mon 25 Oct 2010, 18.00 - 19.30
Conference Centre, British Library, St Pancras, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

Price: £6 / £4 concessions

Book now here
Frequently characterised as 'racial riots', the uprisings of the 1980s in Bristol, Brixton, Toxteth and Moss Side were significant reactions to the politics of late 20th-century Britain. This event will bring together witnesses to offer memories of the uprisings and reflect on their context and legacy. The audience will have an opportunity to share their memories and discuss the socio-historical background to these events.
Speakers include Linda Bellos OBE, Wally Brown CBE and Kunle Olulode.
The run time for this event includes a post-talk reception.  Presented in association with LB Camden Black History Forum.
This event seems to concentrate more on the African-Caribbean experience of the 1980s - 'uprisings' also took place, of course, in west London in Southall where there was an Indian community which was doing battle with racist parties. I've touched on some of those events in these past posts:

Blair Peach and Southall on Newsight now...

A Town under Seige: p.s. to the Southall Story

The Southall Story

Coming out about Bollywood

Kwame Kwei-Armah: a Southall boy

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