London Against Racism

March 7, 2013 — News

Written by IRR News Team

A new oral history project on anti-racist activity in London wants to record the experiences of those active in anti-racist struggles.

Eastside Community Heritage, an oral history charity, is recording and archiving oral history interviews with those involved in key anti-racist events such as the Battle of Lewisham and movements like the Rock Against Racism. The interviews will result in a range of publications including a new website with video and audio material.

Eastside historian, Joel Blackledge commented: ‘London has a strong heritage of anti-racist and anti-fascist campaigning, but unless people’s personal memories and experiences are documented, they’ll be lost to the next generation. That’s why it’s so important that we record them now.’

If you would like to take part please email: steve@ech.org.uk / joelb@ech.org.uk or call 020 8553 4343 for more information.

Related links

Eastside Community Heritage

Short film on the London Against Racism project

Eastside Community Heritage, Ilford Methodist Church Basement, Ilford Lane, Ilford IG1 2JZ. Tel: 020 8552 4343.

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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