Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre

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The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre was founded specifically to combat racist ideas. The Centre provides a wide range of resources aimed at encouraging self confidence and pride in black and ethnic minority people and equipping all communities with the information and knowledge to resist racist appeals. We have books, videos, journals, CDRoms, posters, interview transcripts and ephemeral material.

The Resource Centre is in the unique position of providing access to resources concerned with race and related issues in one collection. Its range of published and non-published material has made it an invaluable and alternative source for academics, primary and secondary educators, school children, community groups and local independent researchers.

Venue Type:

Library, Archive

Opening hours

Staffed 0900 - 1700 Monday to Friday. Some material will only be accessible during those hours.
Library accessible during Manchester Central Library opening hours:
0900-2000 Monday-Thursday
0900 - 1700 Friday and Saturday
Closed Sunday

Admission charges


Our wide-ranging collection will assist with academic or personal research at any level. Subjects covered include:History, Race Relations, Gender, Police & Prisons, Racial Violence, Health, Housing and Education.

In addition, we have the Steve Cohen Collection, comprised of anti-deportation campaign material collected by the late Immigration lawyer from Greater Manchester in the 1970s and 80s.

We also have books for young readers.

Collection details

World Cultures, Social History, Religion, Personalities, Medicine, Law and Order, Archives

Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre
Lower Ground Floor
Central Library
St Peter’s Square
Greater Manchester
M2 5PD






0161 275 2920

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