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Current exhibition

Brick Lane 1978: The Turning Point

2 December 2023 - 16 March 2024

The new exhibition at Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives reveals the dramatic events in 1978 which were sparked by the racist murder of Altab Ali, a 24-year-old Bengali leather garments worker, and pays tribute to the activists who mobilised around the rallying cry of justice that followed.

Photograph (c) Paul Trevor of an anti-racist protest in Brick Lane, 1978.

Past exhibitions