Brixton uprising event, Windrush Square, Sunday 10th April 2011

Brixton uprising event, Windrush Square, Sunday 10th April 2011

On a scorching April afternoon, community activists marked the 30th anniversary of the Brixton riots with a public meeting in Windrush Square, followed by a series of talks in the Tate library.

Brixton uprising event, Windrush Square, Sunday 10th April 2011

Paul Reid, the Director of the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton spoke to the crowd after a prayer by the Reverend Canon Ivelaw Bowman.

Brixton uprising event, Windrush Square, Sunday 10th April 2011

The event was held outside the new home of the Black Cultural Archives, a national institution dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the histories of people of African descent in the UK.

Brixton uprising event, Windrush Square, Sunday 10th April 2011

Brixton uprising event, Windrush Square, Sunday 10th April 2011

Brixton uprising event, Windrush Square, Sunday 10th April 2011

Brixton uprising event, Windrush Square, Sunday 10th April 2011

Brixton uprising event, Windrush Square, Sunday 10th April 2011

The heritage centre will feature exhibition space, archive facilities, a library and reading room, plus spaces for seminars, conferences and community use.

Brixton uprising event, Windrush Square, Sunday 10th April 2011

Brixton uprising event, Windrush Square, Sunday 10th April 2011

Brixton uprising event, Windrush Square, Sunday 10th April 2011

Brixton uprising event, Windrush Square, Sunday 10th April 2011

Brixton uprising event, Windrush Square, Sunday 10th April 2011

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