Documents relating to the Brixton uprisings in 1981 and related uprisings in Birmingham and Southall

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This collection gathers texts, photographs, newspaper articles, witness accounts, and ephemera relating to the Brixton uprisings in 1981 and related uprisings in Birmingham, Croxteth and Southall. The collection comprises community newsletters, grass roots newspapers, police reports, liberation and defence campaign literature, press cuttings and extracts from right wing inclined national tabloids and leftist pamphlets.

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

Custodial History

The collection has been gathered together by Black Cultural Archives' archivists during cataloguing in January 2009 to bring together the number of small deposits on this subject.