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.