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1st December 2020

Black activism in Somers Town in the 1950s

Towering political leaders and characters passed through No. 22 Cranleigh Street. Last week’s talk on George Padmore was fascinating – a conversation between academic and author of a book about Padmore, Leslie James, and Professor Esther Leslie. It seems Camden and Somers Town was a hotbed of radical politics and planning for African independence.

The recording of our talk will be uploaded soon.

The pictures are of Padmore and partner Dorothy Pizer from Radical Heritage.

The BBC film of Padmore’s plaque unveiling can be viewed here.

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