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Public History Group 13 February : Commemorating Anti-Racism

2016 February 2
James Baldwin outside the C.L.R. James library in Dalston Lane. courtesy of Hackney libraries

James Baldwin outside the C.L.R. James library in Dalston Lane. courtesy of Hackney libraries

Christian Hogsbjerg, University College London, Institute of the Americas, co-editor of Celebrating C.L.R. James in Hackney, London, Redwords (2015) will give a talk entitled, “Commemorating Anti-Racism:The origins of the C.L.R. James Library in Dalston, Hackney”.

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.

We meet at 11 am (coffee) Room 609, with the seminar starting promptly at 11:30 in  Room 612 Institute of Archaeology, University College London 31-34 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY

All welcome – just turn up!

Further details here.

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