Race Archive

Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and Education Trust

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Our Archive Collection
Our Archive Collection

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

Our Community Work
Community Work

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

Our Library

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

Our Sound Archive
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

The Year of Our Moss Side 1981: “We believe Black History should be taught to prevent events being repeated”

A project working with young people using our archive records around the 1981 uprisings in Moss Side.

Kwanzaa in our library

26 December to 1 January marks the celebration of Kwanzaa, originally established in 1966 as a celebration of family, community and culture and a way for African Americans to get in touch with their African heritage, and now celebrated in many countries around the world. One of our young library users, Isis, has been learning […]

Exploring Black Spaces Through Community Archives and Creative Writing

Come join us for a free half-day workshop exploring histories of Moss Side and Hulme through our archives and creative writing. This session is part of a research project lead by MMU and is aimed at young people aged 16 – 21. Limited places, so book now! MMU Community Engagement Research Project- Black Poetics of […]

The impact of Covid-19: workshop & event

Since 2019, Covid-19 has impacted us in so many ways. With the multiple lockdowns and working from home, we can see how our lives have changed and how we have had to adapt as a society during this pandemic.   On 28 November, Sibia Akhtar worked with the Ananna young girls’ group to discuss the […]

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