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Anthea Turner, Ben Elton & Diane-Louise Jordan at the launch of ‘The Making of Black Britain'


–  SET TO BE UK’S 3RD LARGEST DIGITAL ARCHIVE WITH A LIFELONG HOME ON GOOGLE ARTS & CULTURE

LONDONApril 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — What does it mean to be Black British? Diane Louise Jordan, of Blue Peter and Songs of Praise, is organising a mass collection of stories from all over the United Kingdom over the next couple of years. The Making of Black Britain is set to be the UK’s biggest ever audio and digital gathering exercise. It will be a living public oral history archive, inviting every class, colour, and creed, from generation to generation, to share their story, exploring Black British history and present-day experiences. She is being supported by a host of celebrities and dignitaries, including Mica ParisLevi RootsBen EltonTrevor Phillips, Benjamin Zephaniah, David Akinsaya, Marverine ColeMichelle Gayle, Paterson Joseph, Colin SalmonRachel Adedeji, Jahmene Douglas, George the Poet, John LeslieAnthea TurnerAlex Wheatle, Lord Hastings, Baroness Lola Young, Dame Fiona Reynolds, Professor Gus JohnMunir MizaAngie La MarAngie GreavesAshely John-Baptiste, Lemn Sissay OBE, Dominique SamuelsKwame Kwei-Armah and Tim Vincent, and the launch last night March 31st at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, was a star studded event and huge success.

www.themakingofblackbritain.org is a uniquely British story about nationality, citizenship, identity and belonging. This will be a story of international interest and generational impact and MOBB has partnered with global law firm Latham & Watkins, and Google Arts & Culture to bring the collection of  photography, artworks, and stories  online, which can be explored from today  March 31st  on The Making of Black Britain’s website and Google Arts & Culture. Portrait photography has been supplied by Vanley Burke, the Godfather of Black British photography and artwork by Bryn Gillette, artistic ambassador, teacher, visual scribe, and prophetic fine art painter.

The Making of Black Britain is set to become the UK’s 3rd largest digital archive, exploring the stories and history of people who make up Britain today. The project is being launched to mark the 75th anniversary of the 1948 British Nationality Act, in 2023, which conferred the status of British citizen on all subjects from the Commonwealth, colonies and dominions, and recognised their right to work and settle in the UK and to bring their families with them.

SOURCE The Making of Black Britain

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