This resource is designed to support the discovery of documents relating to black British history within The National Archives’ collections.

Due to the nature of our records, the term ‘black British history’ in this context refers to records relating to British citizens of African and African-Caribbean descent.

Help with your research

Our research guide on black British social and political history in the 20th century is a useful place to start. You can find further guidance under social and cultural, political and economic, foreign and colonial, and family history.