Stephen Lawrence has been honoured with a blue heritage plaque in tribute to his life. Lawrence is the third person to receive this kind of memorial.
The plaque was unveiled during a service led by Chairman of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, Symon Sentain and Doreen Lawrence, Stephen’s mother, at The Stephen Lawrence Centre in Deptford on May 21.
It was made by the Nubian Jak Community Trust, the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and the Luton African Caribbean Community Development Forum.
“The world watched and saw the dignity and strength with which Doreen and Neville pursued justice for their son,” said Jak Beula, founder of the Nubian Jak Plaque Commemorative Scheme. “It is because of this that Stephen will never be forgotten.”
Also speaking at the unveiling was Lewisham’s Mayor, Sir Steve Bullock, who addressed the importance of fighting for justice.
Tributes to Lawrence’s life were made by musicians and community poet Raoul Dero.
This blue plaque is usually placed on buildings to commemorate the connection between the location and a notable individual or event.
Lawrence was fatally stabbed on April 22, 1993 by a group of up to six white youths in an unprovoked racist attack.