Mckenzie Heritage

Mckenzie Heritage The mckenzie heritage collection is an exclusive & extensive collection of images, engravings and audio recordings documenting black communities worldwide.
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Brilliant teacher RIP
23/03/2020

Brilliant teacher RIP

Staying at home? A great time to sort out the family photo archive. Get your younger household to help. Share family sto...
17/03/2020

Staying at home?

A great time to sort out the family photo archive. Get your younger household to help. Share family stories. Identify ancestors. Share the love.

Just discovered this one... Self portrait of me with my maternal grandmother many moons ago 😍

#family #familyarchiving #familyheritage #heritage #photograph #lifestory #storytelling

The British Journal of Photography
08/03/2020
The British Journal of Photography

The British Journal of Photography

“I was branded a ‘slut’, an ‘attention-seeker’, and a ‘Middle Eastern hero’”: Rasha Kahil reclaims the rights to her body in the face of internet trolling.

British Journal of Photography revisits some of the most piercing, provocative and innovative projects from women photographers of the last decade. Download your free copy today.

South London Gallery
06/03/2020

South London Gallery

Today we opened a new #Archive display showing some of artist, lecturer and archivist Rita Keegan’s personal papers.

It offers a rare opportunity to see a range of materials and ephemera from the Black British Art scene spanning the 1980s–2000s.

More: bit.ly/RKAP_SLG

History that is accurate, inclusive and anti-racist should be taught 24/7
06/03/2020
Black British Bulletin

History that is accurate, inclusive and anti-racist should be taught 24/7

Should black history be taught all year round? - BBC News

Meet Ofentse: SA's 1st black woman to conduct and own an orchestra Read more: https://briefly.co.za/43409-meet-ofentse-s...
22/02/2020
Meet Ofentse: SA's 1st black woman to conduct and own an orchestra

Meet Ofentse: SA's 1st black woman to conduct and own an orchestra

Read more: https://briefly.co.za/43409-meet-ofentse-sas-1st-black-woman-conduct-orchestra.html?fbclid=IwAR1_pFrwQNy5q5znRXx_QtqTJ1rlA2r6adCzZsn-CZJJsQb0vcJREqhKhtI
https://briefly.co.za/43409-meet-ofentse-sas-1st-black-woman-conduct-orchestra.html?fbclid=IwAR1_pFrwQNy5q5znRXx_QtqTJ1rlA2r6adCzZsn-CZJJsQb0vcJREqhKhtI

An inspirational young black South African woman is the conductor and owner of the 1st all-black orchestra in the world. Ofentse Pitse has achieved the amazing feat without a formal musical qualification.

Unparalleled Genius!
20/02/2020

Unparalleled Genius!

Well done Borough of Lewisham👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾#IAmLewisham
11/02/2020

Well done Borough of Lewisham👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
#IAmLewisham

Equiano – An Extraordinary Life – Jan 2020An exhibition celebrating Equiano’s amazing life (1745-1797) and his best-sell...
17/01/2020
Equiano – An Extraordinary Life – Jan 2020 | Olaudah Equiano

Equiano – An Extraordinary Life – Jan 2020

An exhibition celebrating Equiano’s amazing life (1745-1797) and his best-selling book ‘The Interesting Narrative’, one of the ‘best non-fiction books of all times’. (The Guardian)

LEWISHAM CIVIC SUITE
CATFORD ROAD, CATFORD
LONDON SE6 4RX

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Equiano – An Extraordinary Life – Jan 2020Jan 14, 2020 | Exhibitions, Featured, News & Events An exhibition celebrating Equiano’s amazing life (1745-1797) and his best-selling book ‘The Interesting Narrative’, one of the ‘best non-fiction books of all times’. (The Guardian) Date and Ti...

HAPPY BEGINNING OF 2020Adbaraya Toya aka Victoria Montou was originally from the Kingdom of Dahomey currently Benin. She...
01/01/2020

HAPPY BEGINNING OF 2020

Adbaraya Toya aka Victoria Montou was originally from the Kingdom of Dahomey currently Benin. She was a midwife, a warrior and a healer. She trained others in the art of war, including Haiti’s founding father. As the power of the Kingdom of Dahomey was shared by a council of men and a council of women, Abdaraya Toya was part of the council of women for kingdom.

Her date of birth is unknown but Tante Toya died in 1805. Tante Abadaraya Toya was an enslaved African woman who worked with her prominent nephew on the same plantation before the Haitian revolution.

#haitianindependence

RIPP
29/12/2019

RIPP

Black Book Festival 2020
20/12/2019

Black Book Festival 2020

19/12/2019
Carole King

Carole King

The Kenny Lynch version of this Goffin-King tune, which largely replicated the Drifters' original, was the more successful, reaching number 10 in the UK.

07/12/2019
05/12/2019

John Henry Smthye

05/12/2019

John Henry Smythe

19/11/2019
Match of the Day

Match of the Day

Walter Tull - footballer and black British war hero

Inspired!
18/11/2019

Inspired!

Really looking forward to ‘Words & Music Time Machine Events - 1966: Caribbean & England’ this afternoon at Lympne Castl...
17/11/2019
An introduction to Wide Sargasso Sea

Really looking forward to ‘Words & Music Time Machine Events - 1966: Caribbean & England’ this afternoon at Lympne Castle.

Excerpts of Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys read by Imogen Stubbs and Alex Jennings; Ruby Philogene MBE will be singing, with black spirituals and a music sound mix from 1966.

This is so good it makes me want to reread it! Sx
https://www.bl.uk/20th-century-literature/articles/an-introduction-to-wide-sargasso-sea

Wide Sargasso Sea is both a response and a prequel to Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, set in the West Indies and imagining the lives of Bertha Mason and her family. Bidisha describes how Jean Rhys’s novel portrays the racial and sexual exploitation at the heart of western civilisation and literat...

Preserve your family photos You and your relatives probably have albums or boxes full of photos that serve as precious r...
01/11/2019

Preserve your family photos

You and your relatives probably have albums or boxes full of photos that serve as precious reminders of the many special moments from your past, as well as countless digital photos on smartphones and computers.

Family memories recorded in photographs create your legacy for future generations. When I used to run family archiving workshops in London, the advice was to always get prints made of your favourite images and label the back by lightly recording the following information:

-the date when the photo was taken
-the location stating where the photo was taken
-details about who is in the photo, at a basic level full names. Additionally you could include ages, relationship etc.
-possibly who took the photo

Yes its work and can take a little time, so best done in batches. Believe me, our memories for this information may not stand up to the test of time.

Store photos all together, in plastic free and acid free albums or boxes, away from excessive temperatures.

In 100 years time when we’ve long passed on, this is how ancestors can be identified by successive generations coming after us!

Jamaica 1930
19/10/2019

Jamaica 1930

The Forum - People of Colour Cultural Exchange in Folkestone & Kent
14/10/2019

The Forum - People of Colour Cultural Exchange in Folkestone & Kent

Walter Tull - Born in Folkestone in 1888 to a British mother and Bajan father, Walter was one of the first black outfield footballers to play at the highest level, for Tottenham Hotspur, Northampton Town and Clapton. He also signed for Rangers of Glasgow in February, 1917 intending to play for them after the war.

In December 1914 Walter readily enlisted with the 17th (Service) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, otherwise known as the Footballer’s Battalion. Defying the military regulation that restricted the rank of officer to those of ‘pure European descent’, he became the first black officer to lead white men in battle. Tragically, like so many, Walter was killed in action on 25th March 1918, a month before his 30th birthday.

Folkestone Museum #BHM #Caribbeanson #waltertull #Barbados #Folkestone #Kent

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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.