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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

Mirpuris in Manchester

We share some of the story and history of the Mirpuri/Kashmiri community in the UK, and particularly in Greater Manchester.

Professor Ngugi Wa Thiong’o; Pan Africanism and Grassroots Movements Symposium at The Windrush Centre

We were recently honoured to be invited to introduce the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre  and its collections to Professor Ngugi Wa Thiong’o; delegate from Kenya and other guests of the Racial Justice Network’s symposium at The Windrush Centre in Manchester (11 October 2023). Community Archivist, Laila, talks about the event here.

Muslims Like Us- Islamophobia Awareness Month

Muslims Like Us event at Manchester Central Library, (21 Nov 2023) As part of Islamophobia Awareness Month, the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre hosted an open mic event on 21st November 2022. Collaborating with Muslim Writer’s North and spoken word-artist/poet, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, the session followed workshops with young people during South Asian Heritage Month (read […]

Book Review: ‘The Colour of Madness: Mental Health and Race in Technicolour’

This guest post comes from Qianxia Chen, an MA student at the Institute of Cultural Practices at the University of Manchester. Qianxia recently completed a placement at the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre.

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