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Sunday 12 June 2016

Brixton Honours Muhammed Ali on the day he was laid to rest

BARAC UK Co-Chairs Zita Holbourne & Lee Jasper had the honour to be knocked with organising & hosting a night to remember The Greatest Muhammad Ali on the day he was laid to rest, together with Green Party Politician Rashid Nichols , Community & Social Justice Activist Viv Ahmun and Director of the Black Cultural Archives, Paul Reid who provided his venue for the evening.

Ali was no stranger to Brixton so it was fitting that this London Memorial event to honour his life was held at the BCA in the heart of Brixton.

The event was a mixture of speeches, memories, poetry & song and speakers of all ages , among them BARAC officers, talked about the powerful positive impact Ali had on their life.

Zita Co-hosted / compered the event & read a tribute poem to Ali  ,  Donna Guthrie , BARAC Women's Officer spoke with Lee who had the pleasure of spending as few days in Ali's company in London gave the final speech. 

Thank you Muhammad Ali for inspiring and uplifting us to rise up,  walk tall, , be unapologetically black and proud  even in the face of adversity,racism & injustice.

World Champion, Poet,  Civil Rights and Humanitarian Campaigner and so much more, thank you,  Rest in Power with the ancestors.

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