Review: Black Cultural Archives


This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Windrush Generation – a group of people who emigrated from the Caribbean to Britain aboard the SS Empire Windrush, which arrived at the Tilbury Dock on 22nd June 1948. The Black Cultural Archives, based in Windrush Square, Brixton, held two free exhibitions which marked the occasion.

Expectations Exhibition

The Expectations Exhibition tells the untold story of Black British Community Leaders in the 1960’s and 1970’s. The photos were taken by Neil Kenlock, an influential young photographer during that time. Below is just a sneek peak of what you can expect to see at this exhibition which runs until the end of September. For more information contact:

Influential Photographer: Neil Kenlock

Neil Kenlock’s parents

Brixton Market

West Indian World – the 1st National Black Newspaper

Family Ties – The Adamah Papers Exhibition

The Adamah Papers Exhibition tells the untold story of the Adamah Family who have historical connections with both Ghana and Britain. The important figure here is Togbui Adamah ll – a royal figure in Ghana who had 5 wives and 24 children with family ties spreading from Ghana to Britain over the years. Below are just a few of the amazing artefacts which can be seen in this spectacular exhibition.

African Royalty: Togbui Adamah ll (Centre)

Display table

A suitcase of letters

Traditional African Cartoon

Beautifully Woven Fabric

(C) Copyright 2018, Darell J Philip


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