Black Cultural Archives – Unfolding cultural narratives

Founded in 1981, the Black Cultural Archives is a national institution dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the histories of diverse people of African and Caribbean descent in Britain.

Their unparalleled and growing archive collection offers insight into the history of people of African and Caribbean descent in Britain. The bulk of the collection is drawn from the twentieth century to the present day, while some materials date as far back as the second century.

Using their unique collection of personal papers, organisational records, ephemera and photographs, the Black Cultural Archives promotes the teaching, learning and understanding of the African peoples‟ contribution, allowing the public to learn and connect with hidden histories, creating an experience to uplift and inspire.

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Leading up to the opening of the UK’s first dedicated Black heritage centre in Brixton, London in July 2014, the extensive year long brand development programme covered areas of strategy, audience definition, naming, programming, messaging, and visual identity (digital and online).

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