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Papers of Alrick Cambridge

Identifier: CAMBRIDGE

Scope and Contents

This collection is held offsite - please give a week's notice in order that we can retrieve it. This collection is partially closed, as it comprises official correspondence, primarily with utility companies and local authorities, and personal correspondence, along with manuscript notes and flyers/leaflets acquired by Cambridge.


  • 1976-1984

Conditions Governing Access

Closed till 2050 in line with Data Protection Act, 1998 -sensitive information within.

Biographical / Historical

Born on 28 February 1941, Alrick Cambridge was one of the founders (along with George Joseph, Sonia Chang, Emil Chang and Danny Morrell) of the Black Unity and Freedom Party in the summer of 1970. Cambridge's association with the BUFP did not outlive 1971. He went on to found the radical journal, 'The Black Liberator'. He completed a degree at Oxford and studied towards a PhD on C L R James. He taught at University College London, Haringey College and Northwestern University, and wrote several books including Antiracist Strategies (1990) and Where You Belong: Government and Black Culture (1992).


14 folders

Language of Materials


Black Cultural Archives: Papers of Alrick Cambridge
Black Cultural Archives
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives Collection Repository

Black Cultural Archives
1 Windrush Square