Stephen Lawrence

(1974—1993) murder victim

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On 22 April 1993, 18-year-old Stephen Lawrence was murdered at a bus stop in Eltham, south-east London. Though police investigations failed to secure the convictions of his killers, Stephen's murder was the catalyst to some of the most important changes to the operation of the criminal justice system and to race equality legislation in the United Kingdom since the passing of the 1976 Race Relations Act.


From The Oxford Companion to Black British History in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: British History.

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