Thirty years ago, Len Garrison, a co-founder of  Black Cultural Archives, asked the question ‘Where are our Heroes, Martyrs and Monuments?’ Founded in 1981, Black Cultural Archives began collecting materials which would seek to redress the historical imbalance of the representation of Black people in Britain. The aim to build a monument to collect, preserve and [...]



Our learning programme explores Black British history through our unique archive collection and is open to all ages. As part of an exciting programme of workshops, activities, exhibitions and events we often work collaboratively with professional practitioners to bring a fresh approach and inspire our work. To find out more about our Learning Approach, click [...]


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Since its inception, we have not simply survived, but thrived thanks to the support of organisations and people like you. It’s no small statement to say we couldn’t do it without you. Thank you. As we move beyond achieving our shared goal of founding the country’s first Black heritage centre, we need your help more [...]