London Against Racism

London Against Racism


Written by: IRR News Team

A new oral history project documents key moments in London’s anti-racist struggle.

Eastside Community Heritage, which records and preserves social history in East London, has launched a new online oral history archive. London Against Racism allows visitors to listen to stories of anti-racist activity over four decades. Local activists recount various battles against racism and fascism in all its guises – from the Blackshirts to the BNP, the fight to convince the police to recognise the reality of racial violence in Newham, and the establishment of community monitoring groups to counter police harassment of the black community.

Eastside Community Heritage is offering a series of oral history training workshops, providing an overview of techniques, equipment and preservation. The sessions are available at a discounted rate of £50 per person (£35 concessions). For more information, visit their website here.

Visit the London Against Racism website to listen to the stories of local activists and find out more.

The Institute of Race Relations is precluded from expressing a corporate view: any opinions expressed are therefore those of the authors.

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