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Living Histories: An Audience With Elder Altheia Jones-LeCointe - A Lifetim...
Sat 13 August 2016, 15:00 – 16:30 BST
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Living Histories: An Audience With Altheia Jones-LeCointe - A Lifetime In Black Power Politics And Science
Please note: there's a REFUNDABLE booking fee of £5
Altheia Jones-Lecointe middle, flanked on the right by her husband Eddie Lecointe, and on the left by AFJCV secretary Awula Serwah
So who is Elder Altheia Jones-Lecointe?
She was a leading force among the British Black Panther Movement of the late 1960s/early 1970s
She and Darcus Howe were the two defendants among the Mangrove Nine who decided to defend themselves at the 1970/71 court case at the Old Bailey, which was a cause celebre that exposed the racism within the Metropolitan Police force (click here to read Mangrove Nine: The Court Challenge Against Police Racism In Notting Hill) UPDATE: click here to see Elder Altheia speaking in an excerpt of the Mangrove Nine documentary.
She is a scientist - Dr Lecointe is a retired senior lecturer in haematology and head of the University Of West indies, Trinidad & Tobago para-clinical science department
She has been married to her husband Eddie Lecointe for over 45 years
Now retired in Trinidad & Tobago, although aged over 70, she still has the political zeal and continues to attend meetings and rallies
Want to find out more about this amazing woman? Join us as history consultant Kwaku probes her history and achievements, and the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions.
a) Due to recent no-shows at fully booked events, there is a booking fee of £5, which will be refunded ONLY upon attendance (bookings can be transferre to third parties)
b) This event will be video-ed and photographe - attending implies giving permission to be recorded or photographed
c) There will be a small selection of books & DVDs on sale
Click here for details of Africans For JC Values' Understanding How The Labour Party Works, which takes place earlier 12.30-2.30pm
Altheia Jones-Lecointe centre, with Marc Wadsworth left and Eddie Lecointe right, makes point at AHR/BTWSC organised pan-African event at consular section of the Ghana High Commission