Public History Discussion Group meeting
Commemorating Anti-Racism: The origins of the CLR James Library in Hackney
Saturday 13 February - 11am, Room 612, UCL Institute of Archaeology
In March 1985, Hackney Council renamed its Dalston Library after the black Trinidadian intellectual C.L.R. James as part of its Anti-Racist Year. This talk will explore the history of campaigning and struggle behind this decision and why this symbolic victory deserves to be remembered thirty years on.