United Kingdom

The United Kingdom, which is comprised of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, is home to Europe’s second largest Black population. Black British organizations span political, cultural and social lines. Increasingly robust activity surrounding visiblizing the Black British experience includes the creation of the Black Cultural Archives in London, which was founded in 1981 to collect, preserve and celebrate the heritage and history of Black people in Britain like the story of Olaudah Equiano who was a former slave, author, and abolitionist (see image).

With a commitment to the ideals of free access to Black European knowledge for all, this page will soon feature a variety of materials that will foster the debates of the Black British and Black European diasporas. If you are based in the UK and are interested in participating in our endeavour, please, contact us at 12blackbeans@gmail.com