29th October 2019

Back to the 70’s – Leicester’s Fight Against Racism

African Caribbean Centre, Maidstone Road,


In the last 40 years, Leicester has deservedly acquired a reputation as a model for multi-cultural co-operation. It was not always like this. In this talk, local historian Ned Newitt outlines the development of the movement against racism in the city during the 1960s and 1970s. He looks at the protests against colour bars, the response to the arrival of the refugees from Uganda and the opposition to the ultra-right hate mongers. During that time, Ned was a member of the Leicester Community Relations Council, Inter-Racial Solidarity Campaign and Unity Against Racism. The talk will be illustrated.

No booking required
Suitable for all