Opening of the Black Cultural Archives – Thursday 24th July 2014


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On Thursday 24th July 2014, my family and I attended the opening event to celebrate the opening of the £7million home for the Black Cultural Archives (BCA), in Windrush Square, Brixton.

The Black Cultural Archives (BCA) was founded in 1981 to record and preserve the history of people of African descent in Britain. They have a growing archive collection that documents the history of people of African and African-Caribbean descent in Britain. The collection includes rare documents, essays, photographs, oral history testimonies and objects dating from the second century to the present day. We are working to open UK’s first Black Heritage Centre in Brixton, London.

We had a brilliant time at the opening event which felt like a family reunion. The square was pack full of beautiful people and I saw people I had not seen in a while. The line to go into the archives was too long to wait in so I am planning to visit the Black Cultural Archives over the coming weeks.


About blackhistorystudies

Black History Studies is a social enterprise company which operates in the interest of the community by offering courses and events in Adult Education. We aim to empower the African and Caribbean community and enable them to develop self knowledge and identity through Black History and Culture. Black History Studies aim to provide a wide range of courses and activities which will provide people with the opportunity to pursue their interest in Black History and Black Studies. We also aim to provide high quality courses and activities that can be accessed by all within the community. Our mission is to inform, inspire and empower people through Black History and Black Studies by educating the community to educate themselves thereby creating a self-sustaining learning circle. Black History Studies is dedicated to providing you with a high quality and professional service and can offer services such as: - Bespoke services for Secondary Schools - Black History and Black Studies Presentations - Black History Course for Families - 5 week short courses on Black History - Beginners and Advanced Black Studies Courses - Weekend courses on Black History and Black Studies - Museum Tours - Film Screenings - Black History Studies Presentations for hire
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