Heritage Projects


Community archives and identities
Community Archives and Identities is part of a research project based at the Department of Information Studies at UCL and supported by the AHRC. The aim of this site is to provide a space for the project team to share ideas with people interested in community archives, particularly in black and other minority ethnic communities.

Museum of London – Brixton Riots community project
In spring 2010 the Museum of London will be launching its exciting new galleries, which explore the changing lives of Londoners from 1666.  Participants of this community project delve into the lives of people who experienced the Brixton Riots of April 1981, a key event in London’s story.

Sam the Wheels
A participatory arts & oral history project that encourages people to explore the heritage of Brixton, inspired by unique film footage shot between the 1960’s and 1980’s by Clovis Salmon “Sam The Wheels”, a Jamaican who arrived in Brixton in the 1950’s.

The Heart of the Race: Oral Histories of the Black Women’s Movement
This oral history project is inspired by the seminal book The Heart of the Race by Beverley Bryan, Stella Dadzie and Suzanne Scafe (Virago, 1985) which recorded and contextualised the stories of Black women and their struggles and achievements in Britain. The project seeks to collect testimony of those involved in OWAAD (Organisation of Women of African and Asian Descent) and other Black women’s groups, or who have otherwise been active in fighting for the rights of Black women in the UK.


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