Lewisham's Protest History

Updated: Jun 5, 2020

Lewisham has its own history of struggle and protest, one of the most influential and still to be resolved, centres around the New Cross Fire in 1981 and the Black People's Day of Action that came afterwards. Find out more here


New Cross Fire

https://www.gold.ac.uk/news/remembering-the-new-cross-road-fire/




https://www.newstatesman.com/why-i-still-think-new-cross-fire-was-massacre


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12182927


https://www.blackpast.org/global-african-history/the-new-cross-fire-january-18-1981/


Black People's Day of Action - 2nd march 1981 13

https://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=10585


https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/new-cross-fire-black-peoples-day-of-action_uk




New Cross Massacre campaign group



https://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/may/15/race.london



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