John La Rose Tributes

John La Rose, founding Chair of the George Padmore Institute, was born on 27 December 1927 and died on 28 February 2006. Since this time, both the GPI and the family of John La Rose have been given huge support through the vast number of tributes we have received about John. We are pleased to make these public and personal messages, memoirs and obituaries available to read here. We hope that they are enjoyed by all those who knew John La Rose and inspire those who didn’t.

Funeral Tributes 2006
A collection of the tributes given at the funeral of John La Rose on 13 March 2006 held at New Testament Church of God, Wood Green, London N22, UK
Published Pieces
A collection including newspaper articles and obituaries arranged in alphabetical order
Public Pieces
Including items sent round to email groups, public speeches and other pieces arranged in alphabetical order
Personal Messages UK
Messages of sympathy and solidarity from John La Rose's friends and comrades in the UK arranged in alphabetical order
Personal Messages Worldwide
Messages of sympathy and solidarity from John La Rose's friends and comrades from all over the world arranged in alphabetical order
Trinidad Memorial at OWTU 2006
The Trinidad Memorial Tribute to John La Rose organised by the Oilfield Workers Trade Union on 8 April 2006
South Bank Event 2007
Contributions from the all-day event to celebrate 40 years of New Beacon Books and John La Rose presented in order of appearance