David Oluwale was a Nigerian man who arrived in England as a stowaway in 1949. He was briefly imprisoned in Leeds, where he subsequently settled and obtained work. In 1969 he was discovered drowned in the Leeds canal and in 1971 two Leeds police officers were imprisoned for assaulting him. These are the ways in which Leeds will mark the anniversary of his death.
Led by The David Oluwale Memorial Association, there are several occasions taking place across the city to commemorate his life.