Papers of Stella Dadzie

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection contains material relating to the Organisation of Women of Asian and African Descent (OWAAD), the chapter drafts for Heart of the Race, ephemera and periodicals relating to campaigning both within the Black women's movement and other student organisations.

Administrative / Biographical History

Stella Dadzie is a published writer and historian, best known for The Heart of the Race: Black Women's lives in Britain, which won the 1985 Martin Luther King Award for Literature. Her career as a writer and education activist spans 25 years. She has written numerous publications and resources aimed at promoting an inclusive curriculum and good practice with Black adult learners and other minorities. She is well known within the UK for her contribution to tackling youth racism and working with racist perpetrators, and is a key contributor to the development of anti-racist strategies with schools, colleges and youth services.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for research. Readers are strongly urged to contact Black Cultural Archives in advance of their visit. Some of the material may be stored off-site and advance notice of at least a week is needed in order to retrieve this material.

The reading room is open for access to archive materials Wednesdays-Fridays, 10am-4pm. The reading room is also open late every second Thursday of the month, 1pm-7pm.

Please email the archivist to book an appointment archives@bcaheritage.org.uk

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is owned by Stella Dadzie

Custodial History

Papers donated to Black Cultural Archives in 2010

Related Material

See also the following related material from Black Cultural Archives:

ORAL/1 Oral Histories of the Black Women's Movement: The Heart of the Race

MCKENLEY/ The Papers of Jan McKenley

SCAFE/ Papers of Suzanne Scafe

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