Tributes & Remembrance

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Mandela’s farewell in ancestral home

Nelson Mandela’s state funeral is under way at his ancestral home in Qunu, ending a week of commemorations for the anti-apartheid hero. Thousands of people – including foreign dignitaries – are attending the service, which blends state ceremonial with traditional rituals.

Publication: Chained to the prison gates

Chained To The Prison Gates: A new perspective on protests by campaigners Pauline Campbell and Violet Van der Elst. Two women who campaigned tirelessly for penal reform after enduring personal tragedy are the subject of an enlightening new report published by the Howard League for Penal Reform.

Tippa Naphtali & Sieta Lambrias - Sept 2013 by Saqib Deshmukh

Friends of Mikey Powell Campaign marks a decade of struggle

The family of Mikey Lloyd Powell have commemorated his life 10 years after his death at the hands of West Midlands Police by holding a candlelit vigil at the police headquarters in Central Birningham, and holding an inspirational after-event at The African MCaribbean Millenium Centre. The Friends of Mikey Powell Campaign for Justice was established by the family of Michael Lloyd Powell (known as Mikey), a cousin of the renowned poet and writer, Benjamin Zephaniah.

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Martin Luther King, “I have a dream”

American civil rights leader Martin Luther King will have his legacy honoured at central London’s Trafalgar Square today with bell-ringers to mark 50 years since he delivered his iconic “I have a dream” speech. King made the speech on August 28, 1963, in Washington DC as about 250,000 people marched on the US capital demanding equality.