The Ooni of Ife visit to Black Cultural Archives

The occasion of His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Oba Adéyeyè Enitan Ògúnwùsì’s visit to Black Cultural Archives (BCA) on Monday 20th March 2017 will be remembered as one of the most magnificent days in the life of the organisation. First sight of HIM approaching the building, accompanied by Yoruba Kings and dignitaries was breathtaking. Talking drum musicians […]

Derek Walcott

Today is World Poetry day.  As Derek Walcott, the St Lucian poet and playwright passed away last week, it seems only appropriate to re-print a small excerpt of one of his earlier poems.  This is taken from a book of collection of his poems that we have in our reference library under ref 821 WAL. […]

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Black Sound

A new exhibition tracing Black British music’s journey of creative independence. Opens 7 April until 4 November 2017. Black Sound tells the story of 100 years of musical creativity and DIY ingenuity. Overcoming the majority status quo of the music industry, Black British music has migrated from the margins to re-master the mainstream. This exhibition celebrates the pioneers that made it […]

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COURSE: The Amazing James Baldwin

The Amazing James Baldwin Wednesdays, 19, 26 April and 3, 10, 17 May, 6.30pm-8.30pm (sold out) Tuesdays 23, 30 May and 6, 13, 20 June, 6.30pm-8.30pm An exciting, interactive multi-media course to mark the release of the Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro by Raoul Peck. This five-week course is an introduction to James […]

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Community Archive Heritage Workshops

  Digital Preservation Saturday 11 March, 10.30am-12.00pm Are you not sure how to look after digitally created images and videos? Are you unclear how to digitally preserve material?  If you answered yes to either of these questions then this is the workshop for you.  Come along and learn from our Collections staff about what you […]

Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike of 1968: A Strategy of Nonviolent Resistance

Thursday 9 March, 1.00pm-2.00pm Join us for a lunchtime talk on the Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike of 1968.  In 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, the Labor Movement and the Civil Rights Movement came together in a monumental struggle for human and public employee rights.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. championed the cause of these 1300 sanitation workers […]

Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike of 1968: A Strategy of Nonviolent Resistance

Thursday 9 March, 1.00pm-2.00pm Join us for a lunchtime talk on the Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike of 1968.  In 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, the Labor Movement and the Civil Rights Movement came together in a monumental struggle for human and public employee rights.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. championed the cause of these 1300 sanitation workers […]