Friends of the Huntley Archives at LMA (FHALMA) is a charitable foundation, run entirely by volunteers. The not-for-profit organisation was founded in 2013 with the aim of promoting the heritage of the Caribbean and African Diaspora through developing education and community projects - by bringing to life the narratives, histories and knowledge discovered in the archive materials found in the Huntley Collections.
FHALMA are custodians of the Huntley Archives at London Metropolitan Archives. Since 2005, FHALMA has promoted the achievements of the Huntleys and the archive collection with a major annual conference held at LMA.
Eric and Jessica Huntley’s pioneering Bogle-L’Ouverture publishing company and the iconic Walter Rodney bookshop played an essential role in the Black political and social activist movement, as well as broader social justice movements in the UK and worldwide.
Along with speeches, rallies and meetings held, the radical art produced and commissioned by the Huntleys and Bogle-L’Ouverture publishing house, also contributed to the movement for change and social justice throughout Black communities.
By a process of animation: Education, Research, Outreach and Community Engagement are integral to the work of making the Archives part of the story of London.
Eric and Jessica Huntley wanted to ensure that access to their records and archives was made possible to the public, and especially for their decades of critically important work in the community. As the charitable foundation, FHALMA continues to work towards building on the success of the Huntley Archives’ annual conferences, hosted at LMA since 2006 and the large-scale No Colour Bar initiative, whilst developing new opportunities to inform and inspire an intergenerational audience to find their own voice. By continuing the legacy of their work, through sharing skills, building on collaborations with heritage organisations, FHALMA continues to work closely with LMA to discover ways to expose the value of the archives to young people and across the generations.
Over the years, FHALMA has been making the stories and lessons in the Huntley archives available to as wide an audience as possible through its discourses, conferences and other events. In addition, also FHALMA continues to support and further the work of LMA with other Black and Caribbean archives. With volunteer support and new funding, FHALMA’s website will offer access to the archives and future educational research resources.
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