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Manchester Caribbean carnivalManchester Caribbean Carnival – photographs and  documents of Manchester Caribbean carnival from its beginnings in 1971. Donated by Mrs Locita Brandy.
We hold other photographs of Carnival over the years, donated by Margaret Banton.

 

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Dashehra Diwali MelaDashehra Diwali Mela – photographs of the amazing fireworks at this annual event.

Donated by Mrs Rajyashree Dutta and the Manchester Indian Association.

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Park RangersBecoming Park Rangers – photographs and brief biographies of the current residents of Park Range in Victoria Park, Manchester, showing the world in a Manchester street.

Donated by Elaine Bishop and Phil Barton.

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Steve Cohen collection fight racism leafletSteve Cohen collection – memorabilia (newsletters, photographs, newspaper cuttings, banners, posters, badges and t-shirts) from over seventy anti-deportation campaigns fought in Manchester during the 1970s, 80s and 90s. Steve Cohen was involved in the campaigns as activist and lawyer. He was a founder member of the Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit. Donated by Steve Cohen.

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Roots Family History Project Carnival 2001 programmeRoots Family History Project – life story interviews with members of the Manchester African and Caribbean communities in the 1980s and 1990s. Audio and transcript available from twenty-six interviews. Donated by Maria Noble and Elouise Edwards.

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molMapping Our Lives – a group of Caribbean elders who enjoy sharing their experiences both in the Caribbean and the UK ‘to tell the children what life was like to us, coming to England and growing up in the Caribbean’. The exhibition created by the group at Hulme Adult Education Centre is also in our archive. Donated by Barrington Young, Ishmael Wright and Edith Stanley.

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Africa must unite (Ghana)a003Pan African Congress – six audio interviews and transcripts collected in 1995, to mark the 50th anniversary of the holding of the Pan African Congress  in Manchester in 1945. The interviews are with those who were living in Manchester in 1945 and some who attended the Congress, including Sam Nelson and Alfred Gaisie. Donated by Robin Grinter.

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AnnwithFatherChristmasLewis1950s024Ann Adeyemi collection – documenting the life of a Manchester woman of Irish and Liberian heritage. Ann’s mixed-race mother was born in Salford in 1920. Ann has donated family photographs as well as her interview. Donated by Ann Adeyemi.

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lisapo_flyerLisapo – The Congolese Tales  A Heritage Lottery Fund project to collect oral histories and explore the cultural traditions of the Congolese community in Manchester. The archive includes 29 audio recordings. For more information see the Lisapo website at: https://lisapotales.wordpress.com

Donated by Peggy Mulongo.

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AYM membership cardTandana – A substantial archive relating to the organisation and activities of the Asian Youth Movements in Bradford and Sheffield during the 1970s and 1980s. The archive documents the establishment and development of the Movements, with a substantial amount of material about local and national defence campaigns including the Bradford 12, Newham 8 and Newham 7. For more information see http://www.tandana.org/
Donated by Anandi Ramamurthy, author of Black Star: Britain’s Asian Youth Movements.

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Nana Bonsu booklet coverThe Nana Bonsu oral history project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and delivered by First Cut Media and Performing Arts to develop an exhibition, booklet and website reflecting on the life of Beresford Edwards (Nana Bonsu), a leading figure in the African Caribbean community in  Manchester.  Our archive contains the booklet and 22 interviews and reflections about Beresford Edwards .
Donated by Tony Reeves.

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Afro Solo UK

Afro Solo UK  A cultural and community history based around the lives of Africans in Greater Manchester from the 1920s to the 1960s, which was inspired by a collection of old photographs donated  by Leslie Johnson. National Black Arts Alliance led the research via individual life stories and family members’ memories of African women and men in Greater Manchester 1920s-1950s.

http://www.afrosolouk.com/

Donated by SuAndi

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IMG_1849The Hulme Study – a large body of material documenting the initial plans to regenerate Hulme in the 1990s and the community’s response, collected by Professor Valerie Karn. Donated by the estate of Valerie Karn.

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The Macdonald Inquiry – a large body of material including transcripts and statements, from the Inquiry (1987) chaired by QC Sir Ian Macdonald into the death of Ahmed Iqbal Ullah.   Due to the sensitive nature of the material researchers need to apply to access the collection. Donated by Inquiry solicitor Robert Lizar.

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