Cultural institutions are important spaces for community empowerment. For over three decades, Black Cultural Archives (BCA) has championed the preservation and appreciation of Britain’s diverse history.

In 2018, BCA can proudly say they are the leading national heritage institution in the UK dedicated to collecting and promoting Black British history and cultural heritage.

At the heart of BCA is its archive collection, which inspires exhibitions, events and educational programmes. The archives beautifully piece together stories throughout history that have shaped Britain today. The power to tell your own story, in your own words, voice and image, is essential for strong identities. The power of storytelling is rooted within the BCA archives within which are many historical narratives yet to be revealed.

In order for the BCA to build on its successes to uncover these histories, to grow BCA for present and future generations to find their voice; and to celebrate a truly diverse Britain – they need your help.

Today YOU can make a difference. Join the BCA Thunderclap campaign on Thursday 18 January.

BCA want to galvanise everyone to donate and to sign up to Thunderclap which will share to your networks on the day.

Together we can secure the future of BCA.

Find out more and the WE ARE ONE | #BCAWeAreOne campaign here.