From BCA with Love

Today we mark another St. Valentine’s Day. Although it may be grey and cold outside, your heart can be warmed with these loved-up musical treats. For fans of the new BBC 2 drama ‘Dancing on the Edge‘, here is a song sheet from Leslie ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson’s Have I told you lately that I Love you? […]

Natural Love?

In preparation for the upcoming St. Valentine’s Day celebrations we were searching the collections for related material to get us in the mood for love. We found this LP within our record collection but we don’t have much information about the artists or record label. We know the label is Ethnic Fight Records coming out […]

A visit from Stephen Bourne

A couple of months ago, the author and friend of Black Cultural Archives, Stephen Bourne popped in to the office to donate his new book ‘ The Motherland Calls‘ to our library. This is the second of Stephen’s books to look at the work of Black service personnel in the RAF during World War II […]

Black Cultural Archives is on Tumblr…

The January detox  is over, bring on the cake! Thank you to our neighbours at Mr and Mrs Black and Beautiful for the tasty cake. Especially the perfect choice of colours on the icing. Further proof than archivists live on cake. For more glimpses behind the scenes at Black Cultural Archives don’t forget to check us out […]

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Campaign for Change: BASA and the National Curriculum

With the recently proposed changes in curriculum we have taken the opportunity to highlight the work of the Black and Asian Studies Association (BASA), who have deposited their collection with Black Cultural Archives. BASA began in 1991 as the Association for the Study of African, Caribbean and Asian Culture and History in Britain (ASCACHIB).  The […]

Visit from University of Richmond Students

In January the interrogated. The group expressed their marked approval of the session as well as a desire for more information. We look forward to hosting Dr Ashe’s students again in 2014. If you would like information on making visit to BCA please contact us.

Introducing Dawn Hill, new Chair of Black Cultural Archives

In January Dawn Hill, a long standing member of the with her at her home in Brixton Hill as she recounts her early days at Black Cultural Archives.

There’s something about Mary: Mary Seacole and the National Curriculum

S.I. Martin, Learning Manager at Black Cultural Archives, considers the implications of Mary Seacole and Olaudah Equiano’s potential removal from the National Curriculum. [caption id=”attachment_1650″ align=”aligncenter” her return from the Crimean war when thousands flocked to Royal Surrey Gardens to raise funds for her during a four day long pageant. Mary Seacole’s is a vitally […]