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.


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

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

Responding to COVID-19 – Hafsah

Before Hafsah joined us as Community Producer, she contributed a film to our COVID-19 Collecting project, and she tells us about her contribution here. Tell us a little about yourself… My name’s Hafsah Aneela Bashir and I am a British Pakistani poet, playwright and performer originally from the East end of London. I have an […]


New team members Heena Patel and Hafsah Bashir introduce themselves

‘Mak’: Ras T Makonnen, the unrecognized hero of the Pan-African Movement

Makonnen is rarely a figure of historical enquiry and in the surrounding Pan-African historiography he is mentioned infrequently, treated as a small figure in the global movement. This brief biography suggests that he held much influence within the movement and ideology of Pan-Africanism, and understanding his life is an important part of rediscovering and understanding the inner workings of the movement

Introducing Nat Holmes

Nat Holmes, who will be working with us to create new teaching resources Please note: In this piece we use the term global majority communities. By this we mean Black, Asian, people of colour, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Often labelled as minority in the UK, we represent 80% of the world population, therefore: global […]

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