The Out of Africa project celebrated their contribution in an oral and online history project.
Young volunteers from the black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in Sandwell, Walsall and Birmingham carried out archival and film research and collected oral histories of professional players, managers, coaches and fans. The project focused particularly on how football helped raise the aspirations of young people and tackled racism in sport and the wider community. The project produced an interactive website with a timeline, a documentary, touring exhibition and educational resources so wider audiences could learn from their research.
Visit the Out of Africa project website for more information.