Black Archives Icons

The Black Archives in Amsterdam is a precious resource for understanding the city’s history. Since the summer of 2020, it’s been decorated with a mural of five men and women whose legacy shaped Amsterdam. When the mural was defaced, it prompted me to record a series of stories about these icons for Dam Daily on Broadcast Amsterdam.

The following links are for entire shows, which are fabulous. If you just want to hear the Black Archives Icons stories, they’re around the 45-minute mark.

If you’d like to know more, you can read my introduction essay on Medium. The rest of the stories are in the Medium archive for #BlackArchivesIcons.