The Black Archives

archive for conversations, activities & literature

The Black Archives is a unique historical archive for inspiring conversations, activities and literature from Black and other perspectives that are often overlooked elsewhere. The Black Archives documents the history of black emancipation movements and individuals in the Netherlands. The Black Archives is managed by the New Urban Collective.

The Black Archives consists of unique book collections, archives and artifacts that are the legacy of Black Dutch writers and scientists. The approximately 3000 books in the collections focus on racism and race issues, slavery and (the) colonization, gender and feminism, social sciences and development, Suriname, the Netherlands Antilles, South America, Africa and more.

Based on archive The Black Archives develops cultural and educational products and services such as exhibitions, lectures, workshops and more. In 2017 it develop the exhibition Black & Revolutionary, the story of Hermina and Otto Huiswoud. The organization is nominated for the Amsterdam Prize for the Arts.