This is the inside story of the fatal 1981 New Cross fire and the groundbreaking demonstrations that followed. The fire, a suspected racist attack, led to the deaths of 14 young people. Speaking to us last year, survivors and activists reflect on the fire and what’s changed for Black Britons in the last four decades.
Her death is the latest in a long series of tragedies to hit one of America’s leading political dynasties.
There often seems to be a limited amount of empathy for people of colour in tragedies
On 18 November 1978, cult-leader Jim Jones led over 900 of his followers to participate in a mass murder-suicide. It would become the largest deliberate loss of American civilian life until 11 September 2001. Forty years on, the survivors still struggle to come to terms with the impact of that day, and the events that preceded them.
'Just... unimaginable tragedy. Worthy of the Greeks or Shakespeare.'