Papers of Alrick Cambridge

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This fonds comprises official correspondence, primarily with utility companies and local authorities, and personal correspondence, along with manuscript notes and flyers/leaflets acquired by Alrick Cambridge

Alrick Cambridge was one of the founders of the Black Unity and Freedom Party in the summer of 1970. Cambridge went on to found the radical journal, The Black Liberator. He completed a degree at Oxford and studied towards a PhD on CLR James. He taught at University College London, Haringey College and North Western University, and wrote several books including Anti-racist strategies (1990) and Where You Belong: Government and Black Culture

Administrative / Biographical History

Born on 28 February 1941, Alrick Cambridge was one of the founders (along with George Joseph, Sonia Chang, Emil Chang and Danny Morrell) of the Black Unity and Freedom Party in the summer of 1970. Cambridge's association with the BUFP did not outlive 1971. He went on to found the radical journal, 'The Black Liberator'. He completed a degree at Oxford and studied towards a PhD on C L R James. He taught at University College London, Haringey College and Northwestern University, and wrote several books including Antiracist Strategies (1990) and Where You Belong: Government and Black Culture (1992).

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is partially available for research but is currently held off-site. Readers are strongly urged to contact Black Cultural Archives in advance of their visit. For material that is stored off-site, we ask for advance notice of at least a week in order to retrieve the 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

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