Wednesday, 7 September 2011

CLR James legacy celebration

CLR James legacy celebration
Sunday, October 30, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
Open the Gate
33 - 35 Stoke Newington Road
N16 8BJ London
United Kingdom

IT HAS BEEN OVER 20 years sine C.L.R. James’ (1901-1989) passing yet he remains one of the twentieth century’s most remarkable thinkers. We will be celebrating his legacy and unveiling our teaching pack.

A writer, historian and social activist, his work has had an impact on every continent in the world. He was also a sports writer and cultural critic; in fact the sheer diversity of his accomplishments and richness of his writing mean that there will always be much to inspire about the extraordinary life and work of this outstanding Caribbean intellectual.

After successfully convincing Hackney Council to retain the name CLR James for the rebuilt library in Dalston,Hackney Unites has gone on to launch the CLR James Legacy Project (supported by the Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust).

As part of our contribution to celebrating Black History Month, Hackney Unites launches The C.L.R. James legacy project

The project includes:
● an on-line resource that attempts to pull together writings by and about C.L.R. to illustrate the sheer breadth of his work.

We are constantly seeking writers and others to contribute to this web-site. Please visit for further details.

● We also want to ensure that our young people, the next generation are made aware of what C.L.R James contributed to society and his relevance to our lives today. To this end we have develop a teaching resource that can be used in schools, youth-clubs and other settings.

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