About us

The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre is an open access library specialising in the study of race, ethnicity and migration.

We aim to:

  • Enable academic and independent research into racial and ethnic history and experience.
  • Support teachers in educating young people growing up in multicultural Britain.
  • Encourage confidence and pride in Black and ethnic minority people
  • Equip all communities with the information and knowledge they need to promote an anti-racist world.

The Centre was established by Lou Kushnick, Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester, in 1999. His vision was for a collection that would not only have huge research value, but also be instrumental in celebrating cultures and combating racism. This vision underpins all of the work we do today.

We are part of The University of Manchester and a member of the Archives+ partnership.

Follow the links in this section to find out more about us.