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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Sistahintheraw
10/12/2020

Sistahintheraw

I have been collecting vintage postcards for over twenty years, something my now adult children will recall from family outings to country villages and coastal towns. I am so proud of my collection, the basis of which led me to, as a photographer, set up the first commercial Black picture library in the UK (Mckenzie Heritage) and informed the first published book I edited in 2004.

These ancestral images infuse the cultural heritage and food processes I have been exploring for a while now... As an award winning entrepreneur, a culinary arts graduate, an Interfaith Minister and raw food health educator, 2020 has intensified the integration of these life and work strands and it’s an exciting way to be moving into 2021 👌🏾💃🏾💚🥰🌿👸🏾📷🌞🍊🌺🙏🏾

#deltiology #rawfood #culture #heritage #mckenzieheritage #healingimage #foodie #gratititude #culinary #vintagepostcards

You cant turn back the tide!👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 This is taking a real stand and showing solidarity when Sainsbury's were subjected to...
27/11/2020
Major supermarkets staging prime-time ad break takeover in stand against racism

You cant turn back the tide!👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

This is taking a real stand and showing solidarity when Sainsbury's were subjected to racist abuse after airing a Xmas advertisement. All supermarkets are coming together to show they won't stand for racism and how they are making sure there organisations become anti-racist and between them showing true allyship.

Using Channel 4's platform, there xmas ad's will air tonight back to back around 8.15pm with a clear message standing against racism.

Great to see what these companies are doing to show how important it is to challenge the current status quo. #StandAgainstRacism

https://www.thegrocer.co.uk/supermarkets/major-supermarkets-staging-prime-time-ad-break-takeover-in-stand-against-racism/650766.article

Aldi, Asda, Co-op, Iceland, Lidl, M&S, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose are working together after a Sainsbury's Christmas ad featuring a black family was met with racist comments on social media

German postcard
24/11/2020

German postcard

South African colonial postcard#vintagepostcard #postcard
24/11/2020

South African colonial postcard

#vintagepostcard #postcard

Celestine Edwards was born in Antigua. While scholars tend to agree that Edwards' birthday fell on 28 December. Celestin...
15/10/2020

Celestine Edwards was born in Antigua. While scholars tend to agree that Edwards' birthday fell on 28 December. Celestine Edwards, the youngest of nine children, at the age of 12 he became a sailor. During the next few years he developed radical opinions about politics and became a strong supporter of human rights.

Motown Museum
05/10/2020

Motown Museum

In 1952, shortly before co-founding the legendary singing group Gladys Knight & The Pips, an 8-year-old Gladys Knight won first prize singing Nat King Cole's 'Too Young' on Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour radio show—beating out competitors twice and three times her age.

http://www.victoriaspast.com/BlackLinks/blackhst.htm
05/10/2020
Black Victorians

http://www.victoriaspast.com/BlackLinks/blackhst.htm

THE HISTORY OF BLACK PEOPLE IN BRITAIN certainly goes back a long way - well before the reign of Queen Victoria. There were Black people in Britain in Roman times, and there has been a continuous Black presence here since 1555. For Shakespeare's London audiences, Black faces would have been a famili...

Alcide Dessalines d’ Orbigny, “A Slave Auction, Martinique, c. 1826,” from Voyage pittoresque dans les deux Amériques (P...
03/10/2020

Alcide Dessalines d’ Orbigny, “A Slave Auction, Martinique, c. 1826,” from Voyage pittoresque dans les deux Amériques (Paris, 1836), facing p. 14 (Bibliothèque nationale de France)

Marie-Guillemine Benoist, Portrait of Madeleine (formerly known as Portrait of a Negress), 1800, oil on canvas, 81 x 65 ...
03/10/2020

Marie-Guillemine Benoist, Portrait of Madeleine (formerly known as Portrait of a Negress), 1800, oil on canvas, 81 x 65 cm (Musée du Louvre).

The painting, which hangs in the Louvre, was recently renamed from Portrait d’une Négresse to Portrait de Madeleine to honor the identity of the sitter, which had been ignored for over two hundred years.

Diaspora stories accompanied by engraving images, the type of image in our MH archive and featured in our book: Contrast...
02/10/2020

Diaspora stories accompanied by engraving images, the type of image in our MH archive and featured in our book: Contrasts, Textures & Hues

The Forum - People of Colour Cultural Exchange in Folkestone & Kent
01/10/2020

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

Dear Sacred Source and Beloved God of All, please grant us the strength of our fore mothers and fathers and the wisdom of our scared cultures to weather the storms before us... Ashe Ashe Ashe, Amen 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾.

Happy Black History Month UK 2020 to all. An important annual landmark, COVID has not halted the commitment and creativity that is showcased during the 31 day of October this year. Including the human rights at the forefront of BLM. Proud to taking part this year.

See the programme for Folkestone’s celebration of and contribution to BHM on FB: Folkestone Black History Month👌🏾👍🏾👊🏿

“Carter G Woodson created Black History Month in the USA in February 1926, to counter the invisibility and experience of Black people in US History. Woodson chose the second week of February in order to celebrate the birthday of Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

By celebrating heroic Black figures—be they inventors, entertainers or soldiers Woodson hoped Black History Month would challenge the negative imagery and stereotypes that were often the only manner Black people were depicted in popular culture and mainstream media.

Sixty years later, Black History Month was adopted in the UK in October 1987 as a result of community activism challenging racism and the Eurocentric version of history that dominated the state school system.

Today with the cries of George Floyd and the BLM movement it is more important than ever that the Month is used to raise awareness as well as a positive celebration to overcoming any adverse narrative about whether Black History Month matters.

Looking at all the events, lectures, webinars across the UK, it proves it is a great opportunity to share a common vision and purpose. It’s a time for us to come together to share stories of black achievement and resilience and provide a greater understanding to the broader community. It’s not about romanticising a history that is already ripe with heroines and achievers, it’s about using history to educate future generations that change does not come without struggle and sacrifice.

Black History Month is the perfect time to acknowledge cultural diversity, share memories and celebrate the contributions of Black people in academia, media, scholars, authors, poets and politics to name a few.” (S. Brown).

During October there are many ways to celebrate Black History Month which can be found in numerous local community organisations of colour, charities, museums, education and many local authorities.

Lets use this month to share our unheard stories, events or blogs to the wider Black community and appropriately with our white allies. I look forward to a time when Black peoples history is integral part of world history.

#bhm #blm #africanhistory #ancestors #mckenzieheritage #blacklivesmatter #folkestone #kent

Jesse Eugene Russell, born April 26, 1948 in Nashville, Tenn., is known as the “Father of Digital Cellular Technology.” ...
28/09/2020

Jesse Eugene Russell, born April 26, 1948 in Nashville, Tenn., is known as the “Father of Digital Cellular Technology.”

Jesse Eugene Russell is an American inventor. He was trained as an electrical engineer at Tennessee State University and Stanford University, and worked in the field of wireless communication for over 20 years.

Spring Garden & Chepstow tramway, indentured labourers at Spring Garden Buildings, Portland, Jamaica 1880, The National ...
21/09/2020

Spring Garden & Chepstow tramway, indentured labourers at Spring Garden Buildings, Portland, Jamaica 1880, The National Archives CO 137/497/29 (519)

BAATN in collaboration with The National Archives presents a free online workshop exploring Indian indentured labour 17t...
21/09/2020
National Archive Page | The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network

BAATN in collaboration with The National Archives presents a free online workshop exploring Indian indentured labour

17th October 2020
10:45 am for an 11:00 am start till 13.00

Online via Zoom
Register
https://www.baatn.org.uk/national-archive-page/

Trauma, Resilience, Recovery Online workshop on Indian indentured labour BAATN in collaboration with The National Archives Saturday 17th October 2020 – 10:45 for an 11:00 start till 13.00   RegisterLegacy BAATN in association with We are living through very significant times, where history is bea...

The Forum - People of Colour Cultural Exchange in Folkestone & Kent
14/09/2020

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

The Windrush Next? Struggle for Justice series frames the 2018 ‘Windrush Scandal’ within a historical but forward-facing narrative, bringing together campaigners, people affected by the Windrush Scandal, race equality practitioners, cultural historians and lawyers.

Free. Book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/windrush-next-in-memory-of-paulette-wilson-online-conference-tickets-118572129431?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_cid=c31d68b921&mc_eid=9dca50fa41

Know Your Caribbean
11/09/2020

Know Your Caribbean

‘And the Charaibs swam on, with machetes in their teeth.’ - an account of the Caribs/Kalinagos of Saint Vincent attacking a British ship 1796 as attempts to colonise the island increased.

Our history books gloss over our indigenous Amerindians as dying out quickly after succumbing to European disease and enslavement. (It is to be noted that mass suicides as an act of defiance were a common occurrence across the Caribbean).

Yet little is told about how much they fought against colonialism. How the first three Governors of Saint Lucia were all killed by the Kalinagos (Caribs). Or that they used a deadly smoke made of hot pepper to ambush and kill the European invaders.

Or that they destroyed maps and blocked roads to prevent European development.

Or that hundreds descended onto different islands in coordinated attacks.

Or that they burned Christian crosses and make shift churches when attempts were made to ‘save the savages’.

They fought. Skilfully. Passionately. With everything they had. They weren’t feeble, meek or weak.

Photograph- Kalinagos of Saint Vincent 1915

#knowyourcaribbean #kalinago

A contemporary art review, from The New York Times on Transforming the Crown: African, Asian and Caribbean Artists in Br...
04/09/2020
ART REVIEW; This Realm of Newcomers, This England

A contemporary art review, from The New York Times on Transforming the Crown: African, Asian and Caribbean Artists in Britain,1966 - 1996, exhibition, 1997. Held over three sites, The Bronx Museum of the Arts Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute The Studio Museum in Harlem curated by
Mora J. Beauchamp-Byrd, bringing together 58 artists and over 130 works.

Holland Cotter reviews works by 51 African, Asian and Caribbean artists in Britain; photos; exhibition is divided between Studio Museum in Harlem, Bronx Museum and Caribbean Cultural Center (M)

Online event
04/09/2020
Online event

Online event

In this three-part series, leading African-American scholars explore the long history of racial inequality in the US. Join Professor Megan Ming Francis and Professor Desmond King FBA for part one.

“Amrita Sher-Gil was a Hungarian-Indian painter. She has been called "one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of t...
30/08/2020

“Amrita Sher-Gil was a Hungarian-Indian painter. She has been called "one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century" and a "pioneer" in modern Indian art.

Born in Budapest in 1913, to a Hungarian mother and Sikh father, she trained at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris where she became influenced by Realism. Upon returning to India, she adopted this modernist approach to portray the poor and yet colourful lives of local people, making her art a true fusion of east and west.

She painted women going to the market, women at a wedding, women at home. Sometimes she showed women bonding with other women. At times the works seemed to convey a sense of silent resolve. It was a rendering rarely seen in depictions of Indian women at the time, when portrayals tended to cast them as happy and obedient.

With her style and her emphasis on women, Sher-Gil became known as the “Indian Frida Kahlo.””

History Daily
27/08/2020

History Daily

A member of the Harlem Hellfighters (369th Infantry Regiment) poses for the camera while holding a puppy he saved during World War 1, 1918.

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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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