Photographs relating to the historic presence of Black people in Britain

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Photographs relating to the historic presence of Black people in Britain.

Photographs include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Mary Seacole
  • Phillis Wheatley
  • Olaudah Equiano
  • Brixton Market
  • Rudolph Dunbar
  • Bob Marley
  • Windrush arrivals
  • Marcus Garvey

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for research. Black Cultural Archives does not own the copyright to some of the material in the PHOTOS/ collection. We will endeavour to do our best to trace the copyright for reproduction requests, but any liability for infringement of copyright ultimately lies with the researcher.

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

Custodial History

This collection was artificially created by Black Cultural Archives' cataloguing staff in 2008.

Location of Originals

Some of the photographs are reproductions only and the originals are with other repositories or organisations, or in the public domain.