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2021 Being African in Hackney: 1960s-2020s

Exploring the experiences of Hackney’s diverse African heritage communities.

African heritage communities in the borough have grown over the last 60 years. The objects, photographs and oral histories displayed told stories of people moving to and living, working, studying and growing up in Hackney, from the 1960s to 2020s:
Stamp - British South Africa Company / Rhodesia

Stamp - British South Africa Company / Rhodesia

1920s

Postcard, Portrait of Dr Ronx by Sarah Jane Moon

Postcard, Portrait of Dr Ronx by Sarah Jane Moon

2019

Handbill: Testament

Handbill: Testament

1988

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Child's funeral costume (skirt)

2009-2013

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Child's funeral costume (top)

2009-2013

Lagos Brand Machine Ground Nigerian Chilli Pepper

Lagos Brand Machine Ground Nigerian Chilli Pepper

1982

A pair of carved goat horns

A pair of carved goat horns

A pair of decorative cow horns

A pair of decorative cow horns

Ivory necklace

Ivory necklace

1960s

Incense burner

Incense burner

My Last Stop

My Last Stop

2013

Perfect Touch

Perfect Touch

2013

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Certificate - Empire Day 1916

1916

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A Signal Wish from the School Children of the Empire who sent Christmas Gifts to Our brave Soldiers & Soldiers 1916

1916

Leaflet - Never Again prayer event

Leaflet - Never Again prayer event

2011

Bowl

Bowl

Bowl

Bowl

Bowl

Bowl

Brass figure of a man

Brass figure of a man

Brass figure of two men

Brass figure of two men

Brass figure of a man

Brass figure of a man

Brass figure of a man

Brass figure of a man

Postcard - Kingdom of God Ministries

Postcard - Kingdom of God Ministries

08/11/2011

postcard

postcard

2011

Open the Gate Bag

Open the Gate Bag

01/01/2010 - 01/07/2011

African Collar

African Collar

2011

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Stethoscope

Candles

Candles

Bath salts

Bath salts

Incense

Incense

Silk portrait - 'Kitchener of Khartoum'

Silk portrait - 'Kitchener of Khartoum'

1900

Silk portrait - Baden Powell

Silk portrait - Baden Powell

1900

Exhibition poster : African Artistry

Exhibition poster : African Artistry

1990

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Women's badge : Black and Ethnic Women in Action Hackney

1982 = 1986

Anti-deportation leaflet

Anti-deportation leaflet

1989

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Poster - Orchestre Jazira

1983

Poster: Gold and Fire - Steve Biko

Poster: Gold and Fire - Steve Biko

4/7/1991

Poster - Kwanzaa

Poster - Kwanzaa

1992

Poster: Traditional African Healthcare

Poster: Traditional African Healthcare

1991

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Concert poster : Music of the African Diaspora

1988

Marcus Garvey poster

Marcus Garvey poster

1987

Poster: Caribbean Women in Theatre

Poster: Caribbean Women in Theatre

10/1986

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Calabash

Homemade toy car

Homemade toy car

1990s

Fabric

Fabric

Beaded chameleon

Beaded chameleon

2005

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Zabalaza poster

9/1987

EMASHI African Arts Entertainment Ensemble

EMASHI African Arts Entertainment Ensemble

1993

Photograph (black and white)

Photograph (black and white)

1993

Photograph (black and white)

Photograph (black and white)

1993

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Events poster : Steel an Skin

1975

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Sonny Okosun poster : Sonny Okosun

1987