Black Bottom Archives

Black Bottom Archives (BBA) is a community-driven media platform dedicated to centering and amplifying the voices, experiences, and perspectives of Black Detroiters through digital storytelling, journalism, art, and community organizing with a focus on preserving local Black history & archiving our present.

We serve a global, intergenerational community of Black people who have experiences and ties to the city of Detroit. Grounded in our purpose to build community and encourage collective participation in the crafting of our stories and histories, Black Bottom Archives is a safe space curated specifically for and by Black Detroiters, with our stories and needs in mind.

By purchasing BBA merchandise, you are supporting our mission to curate, develop, and preserve media created by Black Detroiters.