Mckenzie Heritage

Mckenzie Heritage The mckenzie heritage picture library and archive (1996 - 2006) is a unique collection of historic images, books & engravings & documenting global African & Asian communities.

Currently on loan to the Black Cultural Archives (London).

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Tilbury Bridge Walkway of Memories is an art and sound installation. It is the first site-specific art and sound install...
19/08/2021
Tilbury Bridge Walkway of Memories | Evewright Arts

Tilbury Bridge Walkway of Memories is an art and sound installation. It is the first site-specific art and sound installation to be held at the Port of Tilbury in Essex and the UK dedicated to people of the Windrush Generation.

https://www.evewrightarts.org/tilbury-walkway

© Tilbury Bridge Walkway of Memories. Artist EVEWRIGHT and selected Photos John Ferguson. All other images Evewright Studio and Evewright Arts all rights reserved 2021

I remember how excited I was when I set up McKenzie Heritage Pictures which included archival images of African, Caribbe...
10/08/2021
The Caribbean Photo Archive

I remember how excited I was when I set up McKenzie Heritage Pictures which included archival images of African, Caribbean and Indian communities. Luckily I still have my own private collection of postcard images, some originally created from photographs which can be found in the Caribbean photo archive.

http://www.caribbeanphotoarchive.com/

#caribbean #photographs #archive #mckenzieheritage

The Caribbean Photo Archive is a privately owned collection of original photographs taken throughout the Caribbean Islands, the Bahamas and Bermuda in the 19th century and early 20th century. If you’d like to see more of our collection, check out our regularly updated Photostream and our Photo Col...

Jamaica, early 20th Century
04/08/2021

Jamaica, early 20th Century

Jamaica, early 20th Century

‘Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika’.When I listen to this song, it makes me so emotional…family, friends and so many meaningful mem...
01/08/2021

‘Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika’.

When I listen to this song, it makes me so emotional…family, friends and so many meaningful memories. Happy African Emancipation Day (1834). Happy Sunday🌻 #africaemancipationday #sunday #heritage 🤎

“The British like other colonial powers had allowed the widespread practice of slavery to take place during the time of expansion to the new world. In 1772, the ruling in the case of Somerset v Stewart determined that slavery was unsupported by the common law in England and Wales. While the ruling was not clear on the situation in other parts of the Empire, this case was seen as a key turning point in the change towards emancipation.

Slavery was finally abolished throughout the British Empire by the Slavery Abolition Act 1833, which came into effect on August 1st 1834. The territories controlled at that time by the East India Company, Ceylon (modern-day Sri Lanka) and St. Helen's were excluded. Slavery was not abolished in these regions until 1843”. 👍🏾

LYRICS to Nkosi sikelela -

Nkosi sikelel' Afrika
Maluphakanyisw' uphondo lwayo
Yizwa imithandazo
Yethu
Nkosi sikelela
Thina
Lusapho lwayo
Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso
O fedise dintwa la matshwenyeh
O se boloke (Ntate)
O se boloke
Setjhaba sa
Heso
Setjhaba sa
South Afrika
(South Afrika)
Uit die blou van onse hemel
Uit die diepte van ons see
Oor ons ewige gebergtes
Waar die kranse antwoord gee
Sounds to call to come together
And united we shall stand
Let us live and strive for freedom
In South Africa our land.

https://youtu.be/NBKjWRjwMkY

‘Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika’.

When I listen to this song, it makes me so emotional…family, friends and so many meaningful memories. Happy African Emancipation Day (1834). Happy Sunday🌻 #africaemancipationday #sunday #heritage 🤎

“The British like other colonial powers had allowed the widespread practice of slavery to take place during the time of expansion to the new world. In 1772, the ruling in the case of Somerset v Stewart determined that slavery was unsupported by the common law in England and Wales. While the ruling was not clear on the situation in other parts of the Empire, this case was seen as a key turning point in the change towards emancipation.

Slavery was finally abolished throughout the British Empire by the Slavery Abolition Act 1833, which came into effect on August 1st 1834. The territories controlled at that time by the East India Company, Ceylon (modern-day Sri Lanka) and St. Helen's were excluded. Slavery was not abolished in these regions until 1843”. 👍🏾

LYRICS to Nkosi sikelela -

Nkosi sikelel' Afrika
Maluphakanyisw' uphondo lwayo
Yizwa imithandazo
Yethu
Nkosi sikelela
Thina
Lusapho lwayo
Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso
O fedise dintwa la matshwenyeh
O se boloke (Ntate)
O se boloke
Setjhaba sa
Heso
Setjhaba sa
South Afrika
(South Afrika)
Uit die blou van onse hemel
Uit die diepte van ons see
Oor ons ewige gebergtes
Waar die kranse antwoord gee
Sounds to call to come together
And united we shall stand
Let us live and strive for freedom
In South Africa our land.

https://youtu.be/NBKjWRjwMkY

Britain’s first Black policewoman, Sislin Fay Allen, from Jamaica has passed on at age 83 at her home in Jamaica. May he...
06/07/2021

Britain’s first Black policewoman, Sislin Fay Allen, from Jamaica has passed on at age 83 at her home in Jamaica. May her onward journey be blessed. 🌺

Britain’s first Black policewoman, Sislin Fay Allen, from Jamaica has passed on at age 83 at her home in Jamaica. May her onward journey be blessed. 🌺

30/06/2021

‘Heading Herring’ published in 1861. ARTIST: LIEUTENANT OSBON . American engraving from an old issue of HARPER'S WEEKLY, an illustrated newspaper.

In 1964, Ghanaian, Melody Danquah became the first ever female Pilot to emerge from the whole of Africa.Melody finished ...
26/06/2021

In 1964, Ghanaian, Melody Danquah became the first ever female Pilot to emerge from the whole of Africa.

Melody finished first in her class and as Flt. Cadet Danquah, she flew solo for the first time in a de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk aircraft on June 22, 1964.

#MelodyDanquah #ghana

In 1964, Ghanaian, Melody Danquah became the first ever female Pilot to emerge from the whole of Africa.

Melody finished first in her class and as Flt. Cadet Danquah, she flew solo for the first time in a de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk aircraft on June 22, 1964.

#MelodyDanquah #ghana

RIP
18/06/2021

RIP

RIP

Hazel Dorothy Scott
14/06/2021

Hazel Dorothy Scott

Hazel Dorothy Scott

Images of Indentureship arrival in the CaribbeanDuring the period of Indian Indentureship (1838-1917), the number of emi...
07/06/2021

Images of Indentureship arrival in the Caribbean

During the period of Indian Indentureship (1838-1917), the number of emigrants indentured to each colony varied between the dates 1834-1917. The largest emigration was to Mauritius with 453,063. The next highest was British Guiana with 238,909, then Trinidad with 143,939. Away from the Caribbean some of the highest number of emigrants indentured were to Malay with 250,000, Natal with 152,184 and Fiji with 60,965.

The numbers returning to India from British Guiana, Trinidad, Jamaica, and other Caribbean islands have been estimated to be under 10%. However, there remains some debate as to how many Indians actually returned to India or found work elsewhere. According to reports submitted by colonial officials, those Indians that did return to India would re-submit themselves for indenture after a period back in India. Some of those re-indenturing would act as recruiters for new labour to the colonies.

Further reading
There are many books on the subject of Indian Indenture, below are some suggestions:

‘A New System of Slavery: Export of Indian Labour Overseas 1834-1920’ by Hugh Tinker, Oxford University Press, 1974

‘Coolies of the Empire: Indentured Indians in the Sugar Colonies, 1830 -1920′, by Ashutosh Kumar, Cambridge University Press, 2017

‘Indentured Labour: Caribbean Sugar: Chinese and Indian Migrants to the British West Indies, 1838-1918′ by Walton Look Lai, 1993

‘Girmitiyas: The origins of the Fiji Indians’ by Brij V Lal, Journal of Pacific History, 1983

‘Voices from Indenture: Experiences of Indian Migrants in the British Empire’ by Marina Carter, Leicester University Press, 1996.

‘Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture’ by Gaiutra Bahadur, Hurst and Company, 2016.

‘India in the Caribbean’ edited by Dr David Dabydeen and Dr Brinsley Samaroo. Hansib, 1987.

‘Sugar, Sugar: Bitter Sweet Tales of Indian Migrant Workers’, by Lainy Malkani. Hope Road, 2017

Indian indentureshipA one-day workshop on Indian Indenture exploring themes of departure, journey and settlement by comb...
07/06/2021
National Archive Page | The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network

Indian indentureship

A one-day workshop on Indian Indenture exploring themes of departure, journey and settlement by combining therapeutic practice with archival research.
Saturday 24 July 2021, 10 am – 3 pm

https://www.baatn.org.uk/national-archive-page/

Journeying: Indian Indenture A one-day workshop on Indian Indenture exploring themes of departure, journey and settlement by combining therapeutic practice with archival research. Saturday 24 July 2021, 10 am – 3 pm Press “Legacy” button below to see previous event, personal reflections and to...

To be published on 22 June  Windrush Day. The book is the only book currently available giving you a total guide around ...
01/06/2021

To be published on 22 June Windrush Day. The book is the only book currently available giving you a total guide around London from the Black perspective.

This book covers North, East, South and West areas of London, you can open it at any page and learn something new.

Enjoy meeting new characters such as William and Ellen Craft, Daphne Adriana Steele and many more. The book covers memorials, statues, plaques, street names and ephemeral pieces of work.

Buy:
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To be published on 22 June Windrush Day. The book is the only book currently available giving you a total guide around London from the Black perspective.

This book covers North, East, South and West areas of London, you can open it at any page and learn something new.

Enjoy meeting new characters such as William and Ellen Craft, Daphne Adriana Steele and many more. The book covers memorials, statues, plaques, street names and ephemeral pieces of work.

Buy:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313518853347?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=7101533165274578&mkcid=2&itemid=313518853347&targetid=4584826055637461&device=c&mktype=&googleloc=&poi=&campaignid=412354546&mkgroupid=1299623041023876&rlsatarget=pla-4584826055637461&abcId=9300541&merchantid=87779&msclkid=e56f8e33160f101365a6ee852e154974

https://www.upworthy.com/17-stunning-photos-of-black-victorians-show-how-history-really-looked?fbclid=IwAR1JxBO1lunEoE_F...
28/05/2021
17 stunning photos of black Victorians show how history really looked.

https://www.upworthy.com/17-stunning-photos-of-black-victorians-show-how-history-really-looked?fbclid=IwAR1JxBO1lunEoE_FyAUlBTF21zs2lFwsSptHYAI08PKFCwtWQ7vrkAawTAc

When you think about America's Gilded Age, what do you imagine?Perhaps you see images of "Little House on the Prairie"? Or photos of dapper gentlemen and women dressed in frilly lace, riding steam engine trains across the country?Most of us equate the fashion and social norms of that time period wit...

A starting point. Would have preferred a global perspective.Goldsmiths, University of London Ansel Wong
26/05/2021

A starting point. Would have preferred a global perspective.
Goldsmiths, University of London Ansel Wong

A starting point. Would have preferred a global perspective.
Goldsmiths, University of London Ansel Wong

Britain's first black aristocrats
21/05/2021
Britain's first black aristocrats

Britain's first black aristocrats

Whitewashed stories about the British upper classes are being retold. Fedora Abu explores the Bridgerton effect, and talks to Lawrence Scott, author of Dangerous Freedom.

Colonial postcards from a dark past, 1890-1914
21/05/2021
Colonial postcards from a dark past, 1890-1914

Colonial postcards from a dark past, 1890-1914

By the 1890s postcards were widely available throughout continental Europe. The postcards appealed to tourists looking for a souvenir of their travels abroad. Although travel was still largely limi…

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Mckenzie Heritage Pictures (and Picture Archive)

“If we stand tall it is because we stand on the shoulders of many ancestors.” —African Proverb. At Mckenzie Heritage (MH) we dig images big time, thats what its all about. Preserving the past and celebrating the present through the visual. Started in 1996 by Anita J McKenzie, a photographer and image collector. It was the first of its kind, a Black-owned commercial picture library and archive, with a collection of historic and contemporary images in the form of engravings, lithographs, postcards, ephemera and photographs. The collection has been utilised by publishers across print, art, news and journalistic and other visual media industries. Supported with the expertise of a diverse advisory board, which included Mora Beauchamp-Byrd, Len Garrison, William March, Conrad Taylor... In 2004 Mckenzie Heritage published ‘Contrasts, Textures and Hues – Exploring early printed images of people of African and Asian heritage’

This neat book features a collection of selected woodcuts, engravings and lithograph images depicting African and Indian heritage people which were circulated in western magazines and books of the 18th and 19th centuries.

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