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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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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

Kings of Kush - Pharaohs of the Egyptian 25th Dynasty
13/10/2019

Kings of Kush - Pharaohs of the Egyptian 25th Dynasty

Around 750BC, a new group of rulers emerged to become ancient Egypt’s 25th dynasty. They were Kush*tes, who originated i...
13/10/2019
Lost Pharaohs of the Nile: Lost Pharaohs of the Nile

Around 750BC, a new group of rulers emerged to become ancient Egypt’s 25th dynasty. They were Kush*tes, who originated in what is now Sudan, they were Egypt’s first black African dynasty, and they ruled a territory stretching from Khartoum to the Mediterranean for about 100 years.

Archaeologists are now in place, working along the Sudanese Nile Valley – one team has to dive below the water table into a pyramid’s burial chamber, while another is uncovering an entire city near a sacred mountain. All this work is helping to shed new light on these “black pharaohs”, but the sites themselves face an uncertain future. What price progress?

SUMMARY

The work of archaeologists to excavate sites along the Sudanese Nile Valley, from pyramids to temples, which once formed part of Ancient Egypt, ruled by a dynasty known as the Black Pharaohs. Featuring the world's first investigation of the submerged burial chambers of a pyramid, the discovery of what appears to be a major Black Pharaoh power base near the great temple of Jebel Barkal, and using drones to show the full extent of the Black Pharaoh's Kingdom for the first time - the experts in this film challenge the view that Egypt is Africa's only 'great' civilisation.

The Twenty-fifth Dynasty of Egypt, also known as the Nubian Dynasty or the Kush*te Empire, was the last dynasty of the Third Intermediate Period of Egypt that occurred after the Nubian invasion.

The 25th dynasty was a line of rulers originating in the Nubian Kingdom of Kush and most saw Napata as their spiritual homeland.

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/lost-pharaohs-of-the-nile

Archaeologists reveal the history of ancient African superpower - the Black Pharaohs

11/10/2019
Life History Work with Children & Adults Using Photographic Images

Anita McKenzie (Founder and CEO of Mckenzie Heritage Picture Library) talks with Gradle about 'cultural competency' and her journey as a photographer, Mckenzie Heritage Picture Library & Achive and how to apply the use photographic images, with her 7 Tips, to life memory and heritage work with children and elders. Featuring images from the MH and Anita's personal collection.

Ideas on CBC Radio
10/10/2019
Ideas on CBC Radio

Ideas on CBC Radio

The celebrated Jamaican-Canadian author, Olive Senior shares a soulful, witty and tender exploration of becoming a writer in her recent Writers' Trust of Canada Margaret Laurence Lecture.

"Everything in my writing life, I owe to my childhood. The place I was born. The ground on which I stood."

04/10/2019
The British Academy

The British Academy

Join Darren Walker in his bold exploration of philanthropy, where it stands today and how it can help build a brighter future. Chaired by Sir David Cannadine, President of the British Academy.

This month, we celebrate Black History Month UK, a concentrated focus in honour of the contributions, achievements and c...
30/09/2019

This month, we celebrate Black History Month UK, a concentrated focus in honour of the contributions, achievements and culture of our African heritage ancestors, brothers and sisters.

30/09/2019
BBC Two

BBC Two

Meet the Black British figures you might not have learnt about in school.

Director Akinola Davies unearths their forgotten stories for the series 'Black to Life'.

Her racially-charged work has caused controversy in the US. What does she have in store for her Turbine Hall commission?...
29/09/2019
Turbine Hall artist Kara Walker: 'Apparently, the only thing I am is black'

Her racially-charged work has caused controversy in the US. What does she have in store for her Turbine Hall commission? We meet the artist in her Brooklyn studio

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/sep/23/kara-walker-turbine-hall-tate-modern-racially-charged?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Her racially-charged work has caused controversy in the US. What does she have in store for her Turbine Hall commission? We meet the artist in her Brooklyn studio

Love this image ‘The Crow and the Carnival Queen’ by Oakland artist Paul Lewin.
22/09/2019

Love this image ‘The Crow and the Carnival Queen’ by Oakland artist Paul Lewin.

21/09/2019
21/09/2019
“Articulating our individual needs is important for everyone – especially those at the top of [arts] organisations...”An...
20/09/2019
Think self-care isn’t for you? Think again

“Articulating our individual needs is important for everyone – especially those at the top of [arts] organisations...”

Anyone in a leadership role (or not), whether its running a business or an organisation, needs to be self-aware and able to model self-care during work hours. From diet to movement breaks, it all contributes to efficient productivity.

https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/magazine/327/feature/think-self-care-isnt-you-think-again

Articulating our individual needs is important for everyone – especially those at the top of organisations, says Suzanne Alleyne.

Oprah Winfrey Foundation Announces Fully-Funded African Women’s Public Service Fellowship 2020 For Study In USA: Apply H...
11/09/2019
Oprah Winfrey Foundation Announces Fully-Funded African Women’s Public Service Fellowship 2020 For Study In USA: Apply Here - Glim

Oprah Winfrey Foundation Announces Fully-Funded African Women’s Public Service Fellowship 2020 For Study In USA: Apply Here

https://glimug.com/oprah-winfrey-foundation-announces-fully-funded-african-womens-public-service-fellowship-2020-study-usa-apply/.

The African Women’s Public Service Fellowship, made possible by a donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, expands the opportunity for African women to impact for public service in their home countries.

And she has natural hair!
03/09/2019

And she has natural hair!

Virgin Atlantic unveils first plane featuring black woman as 'flying icon' after axing its traditional pin-up girls and ...
03/09/2019
Virgin Atlantic has unveiled its first aircraft featuring a revamped "flying icon" after it stopped using pin-up girls

Virgin Atlantic unveils first plane featuring black woman as 'flying icon' after axing its traditional pin-up girls and replacing them with images 'representing modern Britain'

Virgin Atlantic has unveiled its first aircraft featuring a revamped "flying icon" after it stopped using pin-up girls

https://www.scotsman.com/news/virgin-atlantic-has-unveiled-its-first-aircraft-featuring-a-revamped-flying-icon-after-it-stopped-using-pin-up-girls-1-4992961

Virgin Atlantic has unveiled its first aircraft featuring a revamped "flying icon" after it stopped using pin-up girls.

BBC News
27/08/2019
BBC News

BBC News

Zimbabwean-born academic Tererai Trent taught herself to read from her brother's schoolbooks. Now a statue of her is to be unveiled.

Leave Meghan AloneWe all know why Meghan Markle is repeatedly attacked in the press – so let’s stop it https://www.voice...
19/08/2019
Leave Meghan alone

Leave Meghan Alone

We all know why Meghan Markle is repeatedly attacked in the press – so let’s stop it

https://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/leave-meghan-alone

WHAT ARE we going to do about the continuing attacks on Meghan Markle? We all know what they are about. It doesn’t take a genius. All you have to do is take a look at her and you’ll get a good idea why she is the target of abuse and criticism.

UNESCO’s Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. Free eventhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/unescos-remembrance-...
17/08/2019
UNESCO’s Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

UNESCO’s Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. Free event

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/unescos-remembrance-of-the-slave-trade-and-its-abolition-tickets-65034362529

Please join us as we mark UNESCO’s International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. This special event will remember the millions who suffered due to the Transatlantic slave trade. We will also acknowledge its impact on generations of African and Caribbean communities ac...

Call for Submissions for the new Inscribe fiction anthology, NEXT! (a working title). https://peepaltreepress.submittabl...
15/08/2019
Peepal Tree Press - Call for Submissions for the new Inscribe fiction anthology, NEXT! (a working title)

Call for Submissions for the new Inscribe fiction anthology, NEXT! (a working title).

https://peepaltreepress.submittable.com/submit/140734/call-for-submissions-for-the-new-inscribe-fiction-anthology-next-a-working-ti

Call for Submissions for the new Inscribe fiction anthology, NEXT! (a working title). Inscribe announce the call for original short stories for their next anthology of fiction, edited by the internationally renowned and award-winning writer Leone Ross. The genre for this new anthology is speculati.....

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