Ref no43765
TitleRecords of the Bristol Black Archives Partnership
Date2005-2009
DescriptionThe BBAP collection contains material generated by the Bristol Black Archives Partnership including 'Me We - Making History' 2007 and 2008 Calendars (which celebrate local African-Caribbean achievers), completed My Legacy Journals (which contain individual family histories and comments about Bristol) and a 'Black Bristolians: People Who make a Difference' learning pack (which profiles 25 African-Caribbean local positive role models with accompanying lesson plans). It also includes records such as minutes, press cuttings and display materials produced by the partnership itself.
LevelCollection
Extent1 box
Administrative historyReferences to people of African descent in Bristol start with the first named person, Gylman Ivie, baptised in the parish of Dyrham in 1574. Despite this long period of time, the history of African-Caribbean people in Bristol has often been overlooked and even in danger of being lost forever. However, the Bristol Black Archives Partnership was launched in 2007, thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, to collect and make accessible archives and artefacts that help to promote and protect this heritage for present and future generations. Officially launched by veteran politician,Tony Benn, in March 2007, the Partnership embraces African-Caribbean organizations and individuals, Bristol's Museums, Galleries and Archives Service, Bristol's Libraries, the University of the West of England and England's Past for Everyone project, and various others committed to protecting and promoting local African-Caribbean history. It was initiated when Paul Stephenson, civil rights campaigner and first Black Honorary Freeman of the City of Bristol, placed his own personal archives with Bristol's City Record Office for safekeeping. In addition to collecting archives and objects, the partnership created popular 'Me, We - Making History' calendars celebrating local African-Caribbean achievers; a My Legacy Journal and My Legacy Event with Bristol City Council; exhibitions; and a learning resource for all schools in Bristol called Black Bristolians: People Who Make a Difference, produced in partnership with Bristol's Children and Young People's Services and Firstborn Creatives.
Access statusOpen
Custodial historyAcquired as part of the Bristol Black Archives Partnership from the partnership itself in 2008
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