It is exactly 40 years since the bombing of two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern In The Town. A further 182 people were injured in the attacks of November 21 1974.
Tributes & Remembrance
Take a look at the 4WardEver UK Remembrance Calendar. This calendar was set up in remembrance of all those that have died in police, prison, mental health and capital punishment institutions in the UK and internationally.
We all know male revolutionaries like Che Guevara, but history often tends to gloss over the contributions of female revolutionaries that have sacrificed their time, efforts, and lives.
Nelson Mandela International Day was launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July, 2009 via unanimous decision of the UN General Assembly. It was inspired by a call Nelson Mandela made a year earlier, for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s social injustices when he said that “it is in your hands now”.
People who donated cash towards a memorial bench for a Whitstable-born peace campaigner, Brian Haw, [were] invited to an afternoon of music and celebration of his life. On Sunday 1st June members of Brian Haw’s family, including four of his children and a granddaughter, took part in the official opening on Whitstable beach.
Maya Angelou, the American poet and author, died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Wednesday. She was 86. Her son, Guy B Johnson, confirmed the news in a statement. He said: “Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by a loss of acuity or comprehension.
Remembrance and tribute articles are added to the 4WardEver website as often as possible. They will chart some of the heroes and sheroes of our times, and cases of significance that have shaped society’s development, history and judiciary.
US former boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, whose wrongful conviction for murder caused an international outcry, has died at the age of 76. He died on Sunday at his home in Toronto, Canada, his friend and former co-defendant John Artis, confirmed.