Civil rights, black consciousness and Black Power

Reference code: 01-04-04-01-04

Date: 1940s - 1980s

Level: Sub-Series

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

Accruals: None

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).

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