Award Winners! - Friday 1/4/2005

In April 2005, the Northamptonshire Black History Project won the coveted Libraries Change Lives Award. This national award recognises innovative and exciting work between libraries and their communities. In this case it was awarded directly to the project as a community-led organisation, with libraries as one of a number of partners in this initiative.

On 20 April, members of the team went to Birmingham NEC to collect the award which was presented by Benjamin Zephaniah who has previously been very supportive of our project.

Nigel Thomas, Chair of the judges commented that:
 
“This project is a fantastic example of how libraries can partner community-led initiatives and serves as a model which can be replicated in libraries across the country. Northamptonshire‘s Black History Project is proving how vision and commitment has changed and enhanced the lives of individuals whose history has been forgotten and unacknowledged for years.”
 

Award Winners
Project team receive the CILIP award from Benjamin Zephaniah

 “This project is a fantastic example of how libraries can partner community-led initiatives and serves as a model which can be replicated in libraries across the country. Northamptonshire‘s Black History Project is proving how vision and commitment has changed and enhanced the lives of individuals whose history has been forgotten and unacknowledged for years.”

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c/o Doddridge Centre
109 St James Road
Northampton NN5 5LD
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