Join our Thunderclap moment


You are invited to take part in our #BCAWeAreOne Thunderclap social media campaign on Thursday 18 January 2018. If you truly believe in the power of storytelling and the importance of preserving legacies, then join us. We believe our History is worth it. 

Thunderclap is social media platform that does all the hard work for you simply sign up and on the same day, at the same time our collective Thunderclaps will go viral.

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 we 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 our archive collection, which inspires our exhibitions, events and educational programmes. Our 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 our archives within which are many historical narratives yet to be revealed. 

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

Today YOU can make a difference. Join our Thunderclap campaign on Thursday 18 January. We want to galvanise everyone we can 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 about our WE ARE ONE campaign. #BCAWeAreOne