Journey to Justice

Leicester JtoJ, October 2019

‘.. lesser known stories …. anchoring itself in the protest and social justice traditions of our city’

On 12th October 2019 Prof George Lewis was interviewed by Aminata Kamara on BBC Radio Leicester. George describes the exhibition and its purpose with absolute clarity, helped by thoughtful, interested questioning. A great introduction.


From ‘Homes Before Roads’ in the 1970s to the 2019 young people’s climate strike: Leicester’s earliest and latest environmental activists talk about their tactics.


Activists, whose local stories we told, at the Exhibition Launch, plus the Red Leicester Choir, who learned and performed protest songs which reflected the stories we chose to tell.


The Schools Day, including Justice Plaque workshop, and some of the students’ suggestions for Social Justice Plaques, which we turned into badges for them. Celina Dunlop ran workshops about artefacts from the civil rights movement. To find out more see:


Our early crowd sourcing of local Leicester stories of Justice, New Walk Museum.

To see Leicester JtoJ stories visit:

For details of Leicester JtoJ’s plans see

Dr. George Lewis, who was Head of the School of History, Politics & International Relations at the University of Leicester (2020-21) was our lead partner for the exhibition programme to the Attenborough Arts Centre in autumn 2019. Huge thanks to him and Bradley Phipps, Dr Katy Bunning, Dr Jen Bergevin and the cross community steering group and all local partners.

Remembering Rosa Parks Conference

In October 2015 Carrie Supple, JtoJ director attended a conference, ‘Remembering Rosa Parks: Understanding the US Civil Rights Movement’ organised by George and colleagues for local school students and spent three days meeting potential partners from the city. There was plenty of need and interest in bringing the JtoJ exhibition to Leicester. For more information and if you’d like to get involved, please contact: Dr George Lewis or on 0116 252 5370