The Black History Museum

The Black History Museum – welcome! 

There’s a lot to see and to talk about here. Please enjoy our material and join our debates.

This site displays and discusses the collection of black memorabilia made over thirty years by George Eleady-Cole. We want to offer a window on black social history, and especially how “The Black” has been seen over the years.

Many of the objects and images at this online museum were made by whites and for whites. Unfortunately, that’s how things are. For good and ill, they offer an unsconscious account of how whites thought about blacks.

Black people have a long history of being exploited, but this is not a gloomy site. Indeed, we are keen to get beyond stereotypes of black victimhood.  

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