African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/ Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB)
The African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica was established in 1972 as a division of the Institute, to deepen public awareness of the contribution of African cultural retention to the Jamaican social ethos. The ACIJ has developed systematic research and documentation programmes that have contributed a body of material on Jamaica’s cultural heritage. In 1990, the Jamaica Memory Bank was incorporated into the ACIJ, to form the ACIJ/JMB. The Jamaica Memory Bank programme documents Jamaica’s social history by way of audio-visual recordings of the memories of senior citizens throughout the country. These interviews are catalogued and transcribed, creating an archive of oral history on several aspects of Jamaica’s culture.
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