The Stephen Lawrence Centre is "a place for community learning and social research, inspiring and motivating young people," according to its website
. The Centre is owned and managed by the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, which was established in memory of Stephen Lawrence, a young man who was murdered in a racially motivated attack in 1993. The Trust was set up by his mother, Baroness Doreen Lawrence of Clarendon OBE. The baroness accompanied the couple on their tour.