Race Archive

Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and Education Trust

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Explore our extensive archives documenting local Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community history.

Community Work

We deliver talks and training at community events, workshops and conferences.

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Our library collection has over 14,780
titles, covering topics including culture
and identity, history, politics, and local

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Oral Histories

Access excerpts from our collection of recorded life stories

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AIU Race Relations Resource Centre and Education Trust

The Resource Centre is free to visit and includes hundreds of books on the history of race, migration and ethnicity. Our archive contains a wide range of documents, leaflets, posters, photographs and ephemera donated by BAME communities across Greater Manchester. The Education Trust offers ongoing training to community groups with an interest in producing archive- quality research materials. We can also help with other aspects of project planning and delivery–from bid writing support to workshops, exhibition space and the long-term preservation of your research.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a project idea.

Current Activities

Black Then, Black Now: Hair braiding, yoga and more

Past event – This year for Black History Month we’re mixing things up. As well as turning things on their head on the 1st October (filling Central Library cafe with live music and the Performance Space with free food), AIU Centre x Big People Music have created some events that wouldn’t usually be found in […]

Reflecting on my Experiences at the Centre

The first two months of my placement at the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and Education Trust, based in Manchester Central Library, has been both an enriching and rewarding experience. As part of the University of Manchester’s Institute for Cultural Practices placement scheme, I have had the pleasure of working with the fantastic […]

Welcome, Safina!

In March, Dr Safina Islam joined us as the new Head of Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and Education Trust. Safina succeeds our director and education coordinator Jackie Ould, who had been involved in the organisation since its inception and who retired last August. Jackie worked closely with Professor Lou Kushnick, then a […]

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