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Black British History at the London Metropolitan Archives: The Huntley Collection


In 2005, the pioneering black publishers and activists Jessica and Eric Huntley deposited their personal archives to the London Metropolitan Archives, providing┬áthe institution with its first major collection from London’s African-Caribbean community and covering fifty years of Black British history.

Read more about the Huntleys and the Friends of the Huntley Archives at LMA (FHALMA) on the collection’s dedicated website.┬áThe archives have recently been used as the basis for an art exhibition at London’s Guildhall Art Gallery: ‘No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action, 1960-1990‘, which is open to the public from 10 July 2015 – 24 January 2016. Click the image below for more information.


Explore other archives and institutions housing collections in Black British History in the ‘Useful Links’ section of this website.

Now Available: Audio from WHBBH2 Liverpool


Audio recordings from the second ‘What’s Happening in Black British History?’ workshop (WHBBH2), hosted 19 February 2015 at the University of Liverpool, are now available via our YouTube playlist.

Posted talks include:

The event concluded with a Roundtable Discussion featuring Dr Richard Huzzey, Dr Ray Costello, Professor Alan Rice, Dr Miranda Kaufmann, Michael Ohajuru, and Elizabeth Burke. See below for the audio: