Black History in Birmingham Libraries
Staff are working on our collections to check, document and repackage thousands of items ready for their transfer to the new building during this time. This work will be our major task and consequently we are not able to respond individually to enquiries until after September 2013.
However, if you are specifically requesting personal information held about yourself, a member of staff will contact you to discuss this further:
For all other enquiries, please contact us again once we open in the new library.
We regret the inconvenience this is likely to cause to our users. Details of the services we will be providing from September will appear in due course on the new website as well as contact details for the new Library.
Connecting Histories - An innovative project which aims to use to culturally diverse archive collections to promote learning and community engagement.
A Shared History, A Shared Future - This project celebrates 200 years since the abolition of the slave trade and explores how slavery in all its forms has operated throughout history.
Black Writing - New writers and projects, plus established black writers of fiction, poetry and drama
Black History Sources - Sources in Archives and Heritage which highlight the diversity of the city's population.
A book about Birmingham Black International History
Birmingham Stories - Birmingham Storiesis an exciting project that intends to extend an awareness of the diverse histories of the city in its many voices and cultures. Unlocking the experiences contained in archive and heritage materials, the project will present a series of public workshops and free online research guides.
by Brigitte Winsor
'Some Common Bond' - From Paul Robeson to the Birmingham Anti-Apartheid Movement, learn more about Birmingham's connections to Black International History
Portraits of Black Achievement on the Connecting Histories web site