The New Cross Massacre, Truth and Justice in Thatcher’s Britain

Museum of the Order of St John

In January 1981, thirteen young black men, woman and children were killed in a house fire in New Cross, London. With the cause still (officially) unknown, Dr Aaron Andrews (Leeds Beckett University) considers the decades-long campaign for truth and justice.

‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000′ is funded by the AHRC and run by the University of Birmingham and Leeds Beckett University.

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