History - Local and Community History MonthJoin us as we celebrate 'Local and Community History Month’ with this 45 mins webinar. Register Now
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Join us as we celebrate 'Local and Community History Month’ with this 45 mins webinar in which, Dr Charlotte Clements introduces her research on youth clubs in Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham in the second half of the twentieth century.
Today, seen as a rarity, or associated with troubled youth, Charlotte will explore how youth clubs were vital to many local young people in the 1960s and 1970s. Using archive footage, hidden documents and testimony from youth club attendees and youth workers alike, this session will uncover the role these places played in local community building. At a time when South London also witnessed racialized violence, and racism on the streets, youth clubs formed safe spaces for black youth and were vital hubs of activism and community solidarity. While much history of youth in the 1960s focuses on ‘sex, drugs and rock and roll’ in London’s West End, this is a story of local youth cultures and communities that celebrates the important role youth clubs played in shaping a dynamic and diverse area of south London.
This session will give you an insight into history local to London South Bank University whilst giving you the chance to explore what it is like to study at university level. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and develop your knowledge on the topic.
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