Civil rights, black consciousness and Black Power
Reference code: 01-04-04-01-04
Date: 1940s - 1980s
Arrangement: These records have been catalogued to the following structure:
01-04-04-01-04-01: Black Power
01-04-04-01-04-02: Civil rights organisations and groups that worked with or were influenced by Black Power
Extent: 2 boxes
Scope: This material comprises pamphlets, leaflets, flyers, newsletters, circulars, letters and other ephemera by and about Black civil rights, Black Power and anti-racist groups. It covers early attempts at civil rights and 'inter-racial friendship' organisations after the Second World War and during the 1950s and 1960s; the Black Power movement, a radical extension of the civil rights movement which began in Britain in 1967 and had its heyday in the early 1970s, and the development of a Black consciousness in the late 1970s and early 1980s through issues and organisations associated with or inspired by the Black Power movement.
When catalogued: February and March 2008
Access: These records are available for consultation by prior arrangement, although records containing personal information may be subject to closure periods.
Finding Aid: All levels of data available on this system.
Cataloguer note: Catalogued by Rosie Wild of the Institute of Race Relations, as part of a Heritage Lottery Fund project.
Rules and conventions: In the catalogued sections, descriptions created under guidance of London Metropolitan Archives, following ISAD(G).