History and the Continuing Fight for Democracy, Social Justice and Anti-Racism


Saturday 9 January – Wednesday 3 February. Journey to Justice Exhibition

Weekdays 11am-6pm, Saturday 12noon-4pm

Multi-media travelling exhibition focused on the US civil rights movement, its links with the UK and its wider impact. The exhibition is a dynamic mix of photographs, music, poetry, art, audio-visual, interactive features, artefacts and installations. Nor to be missed.


 Wednesday 11 January to Saturday 5 March. Hidden Photo Exhibition

The William Morris Gallery is hosting a new external photographic installation by activist photographer Red Saunders. His  project is a series of epic photographs re-imagining decisive but overlooked events in the struggle for democracy and equality.

Include John Ball of the Peasants Revolt and black London Chartist leasder William Cuffay.

William Morris Galley, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4PP

Wednesday 11 to Thursday 28 January. Just an Ordinary Lawyer

Tayo Aluko presents his show at Theatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Road, London NW1

Box office: theatrotechnis.com

Tayo talks to Len Phelan about his show about the legal eagle and cricket buff who became Britain’s first black judge.


Thursday 12 January. 5.30pm. Making Tolerant Subjects: Racism and the State in Postwar Britain

Talk by Camilla Schofield (East Anglia) author of Enoch Powell and the Making of Postcolonial Britain, who is currently working on a history of anti-racism in postwar Britain.

IHR Seminar, Senate House

Monday 16 January. 6-8pm. Martin Luther King Day

To mark Martin Luther King Day, Morley College and Journey to Justice are holding an evening of music and talks in his spirit. It will be introduced by Lord Ouseley, former chair and chief executive of the Commission for Racial Equality, and founder and chair of Kick it Out, the campaign to make football free from discrimination and abuse.

The Journey to Justice exhibition will be open 5.30-6pm.

Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7HT

To register attendance go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/martin-luther-king-day-at-morley-college-tickets-30115558446

Saturday 4 March. 2pm. Claudia Jones

Talk by Marika Sherwood about Claudia Jones (1915-1964) was born in Trinidad; her parents took her to the US as a child and she was subsequently imprisoned for her political activities and later deported to the UK.  This outstanding communist, feminist, peace activist, orator, journalist and founder of the biggest street festival in Europe is buried next to Karl Marx in Highgate Cemetery.

There will  also be women speakers from one of our newer immigrant communities who are campaigning on live issues.

Working Class Movement Library, Salford. All welcome; admission free.

Further details at www.wcml.org.uk/events.


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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