When: May 17, 1959

Where: Notting Hill, England.

Kelso Cochrane, a young Black man, was stabbed to death in Golborne Road by white youth who were never apprehended. His murder sparked a new era of community race relations in Britain thanks to the lack of recognition from police as to the significance of race to the murder and the Notting Hill Riots, and the fact that the murder was never apprehended.


Further Reading:

Kingsley, Thomas. β€œThe Horrific Notting Hill Murder of Kelso Cochrane and Why Carnival Can Never Be Cancelled.” My London. May 17, 2020.

Hammond Perry, Kennetta. β€œAre We To be Mauled Down Just Because We are Black?” in London is the Place for Me: Black Britons, Citizenship and the Politics of Race. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Olden, Mark. Murder in Notting Hill. United Kingdom: John Hunt Publishing, 2011.