Over thirty years ago, Len Garrison, co-founder of Black Cultural Archives, asked the question “Where are our Heroes, Martyrs and Monuments?”

Since 1981 Black Cultural Archives (BCA) has embarked on the journey to collect and preserve materials which redress the historical balance and representation of people of African and Caribbean descent in Britain.

Our archive collection is now one of the most comprehensive collections that document the history and cultural heritage of Black Britain.

 

Originating as a community archive amassed over many years, the archive has been transformed into a professional archive that meets international quality standards and houses over 50 sq metrics of archival materials across two sites. With the support of Heritage Lottery Fund, archivists and trained volunteers continue to catalogue, contextualise and expand the archive collection. Our unique archive collection differs from conventional, traditional archives as it remains rooted in the community that created it.

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Hi There, Hope all is well.

I am so excited to read about this. It is indeed important for not only people of colour but for all cultures who wish to be educated such as schools, colleges and Universities to know about the historical balance and representation of people of African and Caribbean descent in Britain.

It is time to wipe away the idea that the media tend to spread around about people of colour which seem to mainly fall in the category of being a culture of victimisation. It is time to stop being the group that is singled out for cruel or unjust treatment.

Now that these programs have been aired about Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners, written and presented by David Olusoga and Black and British A Forgotten History also written and presented by David Olusoga, as well as other programs written and presented by David Olusoga it is truly time to move forward.

enslavement is truly over for people of colour and we now know the truth about enslavers in Britain, the Italians, Dutch, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Germans, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, (Slavery in Russia ended on February 19th 1861) stealing people from Africa and across the Caribbean. I believe like millions of other people in Britain and across our planet that people of colour are winners. We are creators of extraordinary beautiful thing because we possess such wisdom of life.

What the oppressors had to do to keep us from rising to greater heights shows us just how afraid they are of us, and I am sure they still are. we rise because we are great and beautiful people. Like all wars, there are casualties. But I believe we won the war and the oppressors with their wealth acquired only by brutally are dying spiritually more and more each day.

This is why I believe it is very important to make programs that reflect historical balance and representation of people of African and Caribbean descent in Britain. Now that our archive collection is now one of the most comprehensive collections that document the history and cultural heritage of Black Britain. This knowledge should be shown across the world via Netflix and other broadcasting stations such as BET My5 and channel 4. We need to educate adults and children, people of colour and other nationalities who respect us.

I believe we shall rise, and keep rising toward mental and spiritual freedom. 🙂


Hi There,
I am so excited to read about this. It is indeed important for not only people of colour but for all cultures who wish to be educated such as schools, colleges and Universities to know about the historical balance and representation of people of African and Caribbean descent in Britain.

It is time to wipe away the idea that the media tend to spread around about people of colour which seem to mainly fall in the category of being a culture of victimisation. It is time to stop being the group that is singled out for cruel or unjust treatment.

Now that these programs have been aired about Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners, written and presented by David Olusoga and Black and British A Forgotten History also written and presented by David Olusoga, as well as other programs written and presented by David Olusoga it is truly time to move forward.

enslavement is truly over for people of colour and we now know the truth about enslavers in Britain, the Italians, Dutch, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Germans, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, (Slavery in Russia ended on February 19th 1861) stealing people from Africa and across the Caribbean. I believe like millions of other people in Britain and across our planet that people of colour are winners. We are creators of extraordinary beautiful thing because we possess such wisdom of life.

What the oppressors had to do to keep us from rising to greater heights shows us just how afraid they are of us, and I am sure they still are. we rise because we are great and beautiful people. Like all wars, there are casualties. But I believe we won the war and the oppressors with their wealth acquired only by brutally are dying spiritually more and more each day.

This is why I believe it is very important to make programs that reflect historical balance and representation of people of African and Caribbean descent in Britain. Now that our archive collection is now one of the most comprehensive collections that document the history and cultural heritage of Black Britain. This knowledge should be shown across the world via Netflix and other broadcasting stations such as BET My5 and channel 4. We need to educate adults and children, people of colour and other nationalities who respect us.

I believe we shall rise, and keep rising toward mental and spiritual freedom. 🙂


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