History

80 years of campaigning

Liberty was founded in 1934, as the National Council for Civil Liberties.

For eighty years we have campaigned on an enormous range of issues, from fighting internment and abuse of police power, to protecting free speech, peaceful protest and equal rights for all. What has remained constant is our sense of purpose. Today, as Liberty, we strive to continue the work that the Council began.

 

Liberty's historical archives are maintained on our behalf by the University of Hull. These archives are open to public, but you will need to contact the Hull History Centre for details of how you can access them.