‘Use Empire for riots museum’Henderson Carter: calling for riots museum. (FP)
Mon, November 26, 2012 - 12:08 AM
There is a new idea on how to use the Empire Theatre if it is ever rescued from its derelict state.
Speaking to the DAILY NATION after a lecture on the 1937 Labour Rebellion at Christ Church Foundation School hall on Saturday night, historian Dr Henderson Carter said he would like a riots museum set up on the site of the former cinema.
“I’m saying a riots museum based on the fact that that area was the stomping ground for Clement Payne, what we call the Golden Square, next to the Empire Theatre.
“. . . It was there where the  rioting started. The first place that was attacked was the Empire Theatre, and on that basis – narrow basis nevertheless – I think we ought to have a riots museum. We ought to help people to remember that this was the epicentre of the riots, which really brought social justice to this country,” Carter said. (YB)Please read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION, or in the eNATION edition.
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