As well as campaigning for justice for her son, Doreen Lawrence set up the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust in his memory, to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Today, on the 20th anniversary of Stephen's death, the charity called for continued action to improve racial equality in Britain.
Chairman Symon Sentain said: "While there has been progress in the 20 years since Stephen's death, not enough has changed. Social justice remains the focus of the Trust and we will continue to campaign, ensuring the lessons from Stephen's murder are acted upon.
"Britain cannot afford to waste talent. We need to have an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourage young people to transform their lives, overcome disadvantage and begin ambitious careers as professionals."
The Trust has backed 100 young people to study to become architects, and is now supporting five young black law students on the road to becoming partners at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, with the aim of running similar schemes in other industries in the future
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