Birmingham City Council

Black History Sources

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Black History Sources

Black people have lived in Birmingham since at least the 18th century and there are many references to individuals and groups to be found in the records of the city's history.

This beautifully illustrated booklet draws attention to the archive sources which have been identified so far and includes examples from some of the photographic collections held in Birmingham Central Library.

The text has been written by Fiona Tait and the design is by Brigitte Winsor, both from the Archives and Heritage Service.

It is available, price £5 , from

Archives and Heritage
Floor 6, Central Library
Chamberlain Square
B3 3HQ
Tel: 0121 303 4217
Fax: 0121 464 1176

You may also be interested in another Birmingham Libraries publication, Making Connections:Birmingham Black International History in which the history of the Black presence in the city is discussed in more detail.
This is available in all city libraries and schools.

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