A PHOTO exhibition opened last week in Hackney, east London, remembering the campaign for justice which followed the death of Colin Roach in January 1983.
The police claimed he had walked into Stoke Newington police station and shot himself.
Very few local people believed this account. For five months there were angry demonstrations, pickets and meetings.
A series of discussions will accompany the exhibition at 7.30pm on the five Friday nights of the exhibition.
On 30 July one of the speakers will be film-maker Isaac Julien, who made the film Who Killed Colin Roach?
He was arrested during the campaign.
Lester Lewis, who has brought the exhibition together, was the legal defence coordinator for the campaign in 1983. He told Socialist Worker, “This remembers all those who fought for justice in 1983, and will, I hope, act as a continuing spur to the same struggles that are going on today.”
The exhibition runs until 12 August at Hackney Black People’s Association, 18 Stoke Newington Road, London N16, 11.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday.