The 121 Centre


The 121 Centre

The squat turned project hub for protests against harrassment.

Location: 121 Railton Road, Brixton

Description: British community leader and activist Olive Morris squatted here with her friend Liz Obi in 1973. The squat became an influential hub of political activism and hosted local community groups such as Black People against State Harassment.

The building was also the site of the Sabarr Bookshop, one of the first black community bookshops, set up by a group of black men and women in Brixton including Morris. The site also hosted a bookshop, cafe, infoshop, library, meeting space, office space, and printing facility.

The site subsequently became an anarchist project, called the 121 Centre, which lasted from 1981 until its final eviction in 1999.

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The 121 Centre

The squat turned project hub for protests against harrassment.

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