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New Cross fire - Community reaction

Title
New Cross fire - Community reaction
Genre
Interview; Press conference
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1981
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Duration
00:27:35
Description
Press conference in the aftermath of a fire at a party in New Cross, London in which thirteen young black people died (18/01/81). Speakers include: local community leader Darcus Howe; youth leader Sybil Phoenix; Armza Ruddock, mother of Yvonne and Paul Ruddock, whose house was the scene of the fire; Elizabeth Cummings, mother of Patrick Cummings. Various reporters not identified.
Contributors
Darcus Howe; Sybil Phoenix; Armza Ruddock; Elizabeth Cummings
Keywords
Deaths; London; Crime; Law; Fires; Interethnic relations; Police; Adolescents; Children (age group); William Whitelaw; Black peoples; African-Caribbean peoples; Deptford; Arson; Explosives; New Cross; Community organizations; New Cross Fire (1981); New Cross Massacre Action Committee

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