Director’s Letter – Seasons Greetings from Black Cultural Archives

Seasons Greetings, In keeping with the festive season we have dedicated this month’s newsletter to Kwanzaa. Dr. Maulana Karenga introduced Kwanzaa (first fruits of the harvest) in 1966 to establish a cultural practice and a pillar of strength for the African community. In doing so he introduced a unifying tradition for the family and community […]

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 […]

Erzulie

Black Cultural Archives holds an object that embodies this principle of Kujichagulia, as well as being an integral part of the archives’ history. Erzulie by George Fowokan Kelly, a sculpture in the collection at Black Cultural Archives, embodies the principle of Kujichagulia, as well as being an integral part of the archives’ history. Erzulie, is […]