Established 1991, UK
The History of BASA:
The Black and Asian Studies Association (BASA; till October 1997 ASCACHIB) was formed in 1991. The aim of the Association was to foster research and to disseminate information on the history of Black peoples in Britain. A Newsletter was published three times a year until 2013. BASA took up issues with government departments and quangoes, such as English Heritage re-Blue Plaques and much else, with the QCA on school curricula, and MLA regarding archives, libraries and museums. BASA also worked on specific projects with other organisations. e.g. the Runnymede Trust and in the past with CASBAH, and the National Archives’ website on the history of Black peoples in Britain since the mid 16th century.
You can also read about the different activities that BASA has been involved in:
BASA 27 Year Review:
On the 3rd November 2018, members and supporters of The Black & Asian Studies Association (BASA) looked back on its 27 year lifespan and legacy. BASA was formed in 1991. The aim of the Association is to foster research and to disseminate information on
the history of Black peoples in Britain.
This event was organised by Tony Warner of Black History Walks, and featured speakers Hannah Ishmael, Marika Sherwood and Professor Hakim Adi