Question 7: Emily Webber 6 January 2011 General chat Which library soon to be relocated keeps it’s name after locals protested against the name change? 6 Comments gcar 6 January 2011, 1:32 pm Councillor James Library? It’s a good name. ewebber 6 January 2011, 1:33 pm @gcar I’ll give you that, but it isn’t Councillor it’s CLR James, CLR being his initialsSo, who was CLR James? gcar 6 January 2011, 1:33 pm Beats Dalston Library any day. gcar 6 January 2011, 1:34 pm Trotskyist Playright. I actually though he had been a member of Hackney Coucil. Durrr. ewebber 6 January 2011, 1:37 pm @gcar yup – as well as historian, journalist, socialist theorist and essayist gcar 6 January 2011, 1:38 pm He fitted a lot in. Just naming a room after him in the new library is a bit off. Comments are now closed for this post.