Community Defence

Within the archive we have a number of collections which testify to the struggles of the Black communities, particularly during the 1970’s and 1980’s. Out of these struggles grew a number of defence campaigns, most notably the Brixton Defence Campaign and the Broadwater Farm Defence Campaign which brought the community together. These defence campaigns grew […]

History of Raleigh Hall

Built in 1823, as a pair of houses, Raleigh Hall has witnessed the rise and fall and rise of Brixton. During it’s almost However, in 2009 the future of Raleigh Hall was changed when it was announced that it would become the home of the Black Cultural Archives. As the only heritage centre dedicated to […]

Lambeth’s Other Black History at Lambeth College

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Lambeth's Other Black History at Lambeth College

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Elisabeth Welch’s English Heritage Blue Plaque Unveiled

The singer Elisabeth Welch (1904-2003) has been commemorated with an English Heritage blue plaque at Ovington Court, Kensington, her home during the mid-1930s, the time that she started her rise to becoming – in the words of her biographer – “Britain’s first Black star”. The plaque unveiling was introduced by BCA’s Director, Paul Reid, with […]

Elisabeth Welch's English Heritage Blue Plaque Unveiled

The singer Elisabeth Welch (1904-2003) has been commemorated with an English Heritage blue plaque at Ovington Court, Kensington, her home during the mid-1930s, the time that she started her rise to becoming – in the words of her biographer – “Britain’s first Black star”. The plaque unveiling was introduced by BCA’s Director, Paul Reid, with […]