Friday, 9 April 2010

Investment for the Black Cultural Archives

We are delighted that our long standing support to create a permanent home for the Black Cultural Archives (BCA) is to become a reality as we have now agreed a partnership investment programme to create a major centre for black history and culture in Brixton in the heart of iconic Windrush Square.

Housed in the now derelict Raleigh Hall, the centre will hold the BCA collection of historical material relating to black Britain and the African diaspora, as well as providing a much needed educational resource for schools, students and the general public.

The investment programme is the latest stage in Lambeth Council’s alliance with the BCA to ensure that the long held dream of a permanent home for the archives becomes a reality.

Cabinet Member for Culture and Communities said, ”Brixton is viewed by many as the African Caribbean capital of Britain and this proud history makes it fitting that the BCA should be based here. We are delighted to support and honour the legacy and contribution of the Windrush generation, their predecessors and their descendants.”

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