Wreath for Darcus Howe on Railton Road

Written by on April 19, 2017 in Brixton People, Local History, News - Comments Off on Wreath for Darcus Howe on Railton Road
Flowers for Darcus Howe at Brixton Advice Centre

Flowers for Darcus Howe beneath his image at the Brixton Advice Centre on Railton Road where his funeral cortege is due to halt

Brixton will say its last goodbye to Darcus Howe tomorrow (Thursday 20 April) when his funeral cortege is due to halt outside 165 Railton Road, the former home of the Race Today collective, where a wreath will be laid.

Race Today magazine was produced in Brixton from 1973 until the late eighties by Darcus Howe, his colleagues Farrukh Dhondy, Linton Kwesi Johnson and others. Its reported and analysed anti-racist politics, campaigns and culture.

The cortege is expected to reach Railton Road at about 10.30am. It will go on to a funeral service in Notting Hill and the West London crematorium in Kensal Green.

People from all walks of life were at the Black Cultural Archives event – Tribute to Darcus, Man Free – event at the Black Cultural Archives.

The Blog’s Delores William spoke to politician Lord Paul Boateng and poet Benjamin Zephaniah at the event.

Listen to audio extracts from her interviews:

Benjamin Zephaniah at the opening of the Black Cultural Archives in 2014

Benjamin Zephaniah at the opening of the Black Cultural Archives in 2014

 

Lord Boateng with Darcus Howe’s widow Leila at the Black Cultural Archives event to celebrate his life

 

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