MRC archive collections include a relatively small amount of material relating to campaign groups and individual activism of women of colour. In addition to the items listed below, there will also be potentially relevant material included in archives relating more generally to feminism or campaigns against racism, and in documents relating to the experiences of women of colour in employment, the health services, trade unions and the arts.
All of the material listed below is in copyright, so in most cases we are unable to publish digital copies online. Researchers are welcome to look at the original documents in the MRC reading room.
Article in 'Black Voice', newspaper of the Black Unity and Freedom Party (a British Black Power group).
Pamphlet by Willie Mae Reid, a political campaigner who ran as the Socialist Workers Party candidate for Mayor of Chicago in 1975.
Newsletter of SBS, formed in 1979.
10th anniversary book produced as a "celebration of survival and struggle"
Leaflet produced by the Black Women's Group, Brixton.
Short interview with Jayaben Desai, leader of the 1976-8 Grunwick strike (by mostly South Asian women), in the journal of the National Association for Asian Youth. It refers to her as both a symbol of "militant womanhood" and appearing as a "traditional, conservative figure".
Collection of reviews of plays, films, books and cultural events produced by Black artists, written by Akua Rugg and published in 'Race Today', between 1974-1986.
Report of the All Wales Black and Ethnic Minority Women's Conference, included in the archive of the Equal Opportunities Commission.
Covers of British Black Power magazine 'Black Power Speaks', 1968.