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The Huntley Conference is the annual Black History conference at the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA). First held in 2006 as a celebration of the archives, it welcomes communities to explore and discover stories of activism, history and identity. Eric and Jessica Huntley, along with members with the Huntley Archives Advisory Group originally developed the event to reflect elements that gave it a distinct African-Caribbean flavour. It is currently the biggest conference held at LMA with average attendance of 200 to 250 individuals.
Black History is approached by the archive not as something, which happens only in October but as history, which is integral to and included throughout the year in the many programmes offered at LMA. School workshops and teaching resources have been developed around the collections and there is an open invitation to the public for contributions and suggestions for programmes, which can be offered based on the archive collections. The most recent, the thirteenth was held on Saturday 24th February 2018.
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