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Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and Education Trust

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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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Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre and Education Trust

The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre and Education Trust is a specialist open-access library and archive, focusing on the study of race, migration and thinking about race, anti-racist activism and the fight for social justice. We are recognised as a centre of excellence in oral history work, Global Majority community-led collecting and ethical community engagement. We work ethically and sensitively with Global Majority communities to explore, document and share their histories, cultures and experiences.
We work with the heritage sector to deliver ethical and anti-racist collections-based practice, and to build anti-racist organisations.


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Latest blog posts

Introducing Dynamic Collections funded project; Community Led Collecting Fit for the Future

By Laila Benhaida, Community Archivist and Project Lead; Community Led Collecting Fit for the Future We are excited to announce that we have begun a new project; Community Led Collecting Fit for The Future, funded by the Dynamic Collections funding scheme of the National Heritage Lottery Fund. In March this year, we completed our six […]

Manchester’s Bad B*tches Breaking Barriers

Blog post by Shafia Khatun of Manchester Metropolitan University reflecting on her experience visiting the Centre and uncovering stories of some of the influential women of colour that exist in the archives.

Stephen Lawrence Day 2024- Books and Archive Resources

For 2024, the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre commemorates Stephen Lawrence Day by sharing our collections to understand race and colonialism within the criminal justice system and media, and the legacy of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry.

An assessment of the UK’s hostile environment: societal and policy implications from Windrush to the present day 

In this blog post, Jon Davies, Rose Broad and Michelle Corallo (Department of Criminology, University of Manchester) draw upon three of the collections held at the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre to explore how and why the UK’s ‘hostile environment’ has evolved over time.

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