Archiving the Past, Reflecting the Future

Leicester Carnival (1980s)
Image Credit: Leicester Mercury

Evelyn Dove
Image Credit: Stepehen Bourne / Mary Evans

Eric Irons
Image Credit: National Portrait Gallery

Anti-Apartheid Protest, Leicester
Image Credit: Leicester Mercury

Archiving the Past, Reflecting the Future is a journey through over a century of Black presence in the East Midlands that is often unrecognised, forgotten or ignored.  The contribution of people from across the African and African Caribbean Diaspora has been integral to the vibrancy of the region, paving the way artistically, athletically and academically. Activism has remained an undercurrent to an ever-changing socio-political climate, galvanising a voice in the fight for equality that still exists to the present day.

LOG IN TO LIVING ARCHIVE to find out more about key people and events over the last eleven decades, whose strength, spirit and tenacity has helped shape the East Midlands. 

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