Northamptonshire Black History Project

This community-led project aims to record and promote the histories and stories of Northamptonshire's Black communities over at least the past 500 years.

It involves three main activities: (1) Historical research to reveal the Black presence by looking at newspapers, parish records, paintings, photographs, gravestones and other media; (2) Community archiving to preserve the records of today's black communities and individuals for future generations; (3) Oral history interviews to document the stories and experiences of people living in Northamptonshire today. This three year project (now in its third year) is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Home Office, Lloyds TSB Foundation and a number of smaller grants.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Mon - Fri 10.00 -17.00

Closed: Bank Holidays
Christmas & New Year
Good Friday

Information relating to the evidence of the Black presence and contributions in the county stretching from 1205 to the present.

Collection details

Social History

Northamptonshire Black History Project
Doddridge Centre
109 St James Road



General information/ enquiries


01604 590967

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