Our Collections

Thirty years ago, Len Garrison, a co-founder of  Black Cultural Archives, asked the question ‘Where are our Heroes, Martyrs and Monuments?’ From this, he and members of the community started a collection which would seek to redress the historical imbalance of the representation of Black people in Britain. The aim to construct a monument to collect, […]

Profile: Dame Betty Asafu-Adjaye

Social Entrepreneur and Humanitarian For more than 25 years, Ghanaian-born Dame Betty Asafu-Adjaye has been a devoted champion of care services for older, disabled and vulnerable people in the UK. In 1997, she was recognised for her tireless charity work when she became the first Black woman to be made a Dame. Dame Betty was […]

A National Institution – Raleigh Hall Developments

BCA is looking forward to 2012 with great anticipation as the building work to Raleigh Hall, in central Brixton, finally gets underway. This development marks the culmination of many years of strenuous effort and struggle by BCA and its partners to realise the vision of establishing a national institution for Black heritage in Brixton, with an archive […]