Their mission is based around building on the educational legacy of Guyanese-born political activists, Jessica and Eric Huntley, co-founders of the radical publishing house Bogle-L’Ouverture Publications, using their archives to spotlight migrant struggles to belong in post-war Britain and celebrate their achievements.
Their vision is to increase awareness about the influence of the Caribbean and African Diaspora by developing educational, interventionist cultural projects. They elevate the Black communities’ contributions to British culture – in order to change attitudes, policies and practices. They inspire young people to discover more about their own heritage by improving knowledge about Black heritage within education and wider society.
FHALMA’s remit is to ensure that the Huntleys’ passion for writing the wrongs and inequalities in society, their decades of collaborative initiatives in community, their desire to achieve social justice, to advocate for educational interventions, to start-up and support grassroots activist campaigns, their radical Black publishing ventures – all provide irrefutable evidence of the Black contributions to British life – and that the Archives are an independent witness, one of the strong, comprehensively spoken, Black voices of the story of the 21st century.