Part of Black History Month
The Out of Africa Campaign is a Heritage Lottery Funded Project involving young volunteers researching and celebrating the contribution of African players in British football since the 19th Century.
Led by Centre Spot, an organisation that uses sport and physical activity to engage with young people from deprived backgrounds, the project focuses on how football has raised the aspirations of young people and helped to tackle racism within the game.
The group of 14 -18 years olds from Birmingham and Sandwell have shed light on the evolving history of African players in British football by carrying out print, photographic and film archive research at both the Premier League archive and the National Football Museum. In addition, they interviewed and record the experiences of professional players, managers, coaches and fans.
The project includes a website, schools pack and a travelling exhibition. The exhibition is shown during Black History Month, and Kick It Out Anti-Racism Week of Action.
20 October to 25 November 2012
Gallery opening times:
Wednesday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, 11am - 3pm