Friends of Black Cultural Archives presents
RIGHTS OF PASSAGE PRIVATE VIEWING
Thursday 8 December, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Friends of Black Cultural Archives are hosting a special private viewing for our current archive display Rights of Passage. Join us for an evening of archive exploration, conversation, and drinks with Friends.
‘…to know the future we must know the past and present…’ Walter Rodney
Rights of Passage is a new archive display that delves into the collection to reveal the narratives of resistance and change from 1900 to post-Brexit Britain. Rights of Passage will trace the agents of change and political voices to reveal how current conversations reverberates with societal conversations of the past.
Hearing from historical voices through the ages, including 1919 race riots, first generation settlers in the late 1940s to the recent EU referendum, we can re-examine how identities are often shaped by the political landscape. Use of language in speeches, legislation, and forms of expression give clues to the temperament of the time and changing attitudes.
Working with the Runnymede Trust we will provide a meaningful contribution to current research and open up the dialogue about the role and rights of citizens, and poses the big question: how do you choose to exercise your own political agency?
Rights of Passage is an archival display that promotes the importance, value, and relevance of archives to understand the past and present in order cement a progressive future.