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"Church and Community"

A showcase of some of the material contained in the Vanley Burke Archive. Photograph: "Austin Road Pentecostal Church. The two ladies kiss each other as a sign of peace after they had washed each other's ...

"George Hallett: Bearing Witness"

Photographs by George Hallett of the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, exhibited as 'Bearing Witness', at the Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry, in 2004. The Promotion of National Unity ...

"Pogus Caesar: Muzik Kinda Sweet"

Photographs of black musicans, from the exhibition "Muzik Kinda Sweet" by Birmingham film-maker, photographer and artist Pogus Caesar. For the past 20 years Pogus Caesar has been a television producer ...

"Robert Taylor: Portraits of Black Achievement"

Photographs by Robert Taylor produced for the book 'Portraits of Black Achievement: composing successful careers' by Jacqui MacDonald.

"Sisters of the Long March"

The Black woman in Black His[Her]story has been a prominent point of focus, from the female monarchs of African Kingdom’s, such as Queen Amina of Zaria, to the role of the matriarch in black families ...

[Causeway Green Hostel, Birmingham 1949]

[Submitted by Kevin Searle] One important reason as to why the black community in London, developed around Brixton, is because many of the arrivants who migrated aboard the Empire Windrush were initially ...

‘Jamaicans Seeking Work in Britain’

Submitted by Birmingham Stories. The 22nd of June, 1948, was a deeply important date in British history. This date marked the docking of the Empire Windrush, in Tilbury, Essex. The landing of the Windrush ...

Abiola Awojobi

Abiola Awojobi, BBC Producer: "Success is setting goals for yourself and trying to achieve them. Having a quiet confidence in yourself gives off a positive vibe to other people. Even if deep down your ...

African Barkcloth Beater

This barkcloth beater, made from wood and horn, was collected in Africa by the traveller and diarist Helen Caddick, who lived in York Road, Edgbaston.

African Roscius

This is a playbill for a production of Othello, performed at the Theatre Royal, Birmingham in 1846. The production starred renowned black actor Ira Aldridge, who was known as 'African Roscius.' Aldridge ...

Ahmed's Journey

"My name is Ahmed Mirreh. I was born in Khamis Mashed in Saudi Arabia. I stayed there for 6 years. In 1989 civil war was in Somalia. My parents emigrated to Holland. There was at that moment no other ...

Al Anderson

Al Anderson, guitarist with Bob Marley & The Wailers. Photographed at The Tower Ballroom, Birmingham, 1986. From the collection "Muzik Kinda Sweet" by Pogus Caesar/OOM Gallery Archive.

Alton Ellis

Alton Ellis, photographed in Peckham, London, 1985. From the collection "Muzik Kinda Sweet" by Pogus Caesar/OOM Gallery Archive.

Amazulu

Amazulu, photographed in Birmingham, 1986. From the collection "Muzik Kinda Sweet" by Pogus Caesar/OOM Gallery Archive.

AMERICAN SLAVERY TO ENGLISH MINISTRY: THE REVD. PETER THOMAS STANFORD (1860-1909)

Submitted by Rev. Paul Walker of Highgate Baptist Church, Birmingham. In 1995 I was investigating the history of Highgate Baptist Church, when a friend brought me details of an article he’d noticed ...

And Why Not

And Why Not, photographed at the Irish Centre, Birmingham, 1990. From the collection "Muzik Kinda Sweet" by Pogus Caesar/OOM Gallery Archive.

Andy Hamilton and his band

Many musicians and artists came to Britain during the period of post-war migration in the twentieth century. With them they brought artistic forms from their countries of origin such as Trinidadian calypsos, ...

Andy Hamilton and Ralph Delambre

Andy Hamilton (saxophinist) and Ralph Delambre (guitarist), photographed in Birmingham, 1987. From the collection "Muzik Kinda Sweet" by Pogus Caesar/OOM Gallery Archive. Andy Hamilton was born in ...