Leadership, Sport and Racism
October 16, 2012 – 7:34 pm | Comments Off on Leadership, Sport and Racism

Saturday December 8, 2012 – Saturday December 8, 2012
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
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A lunch-time seminar in association with ‘Inspirational You’, debating:
How to combat Racism and Antı-Semıtısm ın Sport
The need for an association of …

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Legal History: Mavis Best and the ‘Scrap SUS’ Campaign (1977-81)

Submitted by on May 4, 2011 – 11:17 pm Comments Off on Legal History: Mavis Best and the ‘Scrap SUS’ Campaign (1977-81)

In 1970’s London, the notorious Sus law (based on the 1824 Vagrancy Act) was used by police to stop, search, arrest, detain and assault young black men. Mavis Best and a group of black women from Lewisham lobbied the police and the government to scrap the sus law. It took numerous demonstrations and meetings with Government officials but within 3 years the law was scrapped. This was a major chapter in the Black British fight for civil rights.

Video Credit: Special thanks to Tony Walker (www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk)

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