Black History Month at Liverpool’s International Slavery Museum

October 15th, 2017 by Sandy

Liverpool’s world-renowned International Slaver Museum is marking its 10th anniversary and celebrating Black History Month with free seasonal events. Everyone is invited. A special anniversary exhibition Ink and Blood: Stories of Abolition is one of the highlights of the month of events. It explores the end of slavery and focuses on the plight of people affected in the 18th and 19th centuries and their freedom later. Empress-jai, the poetess, presents Nina Simone, the jazz songstress, and about her music and activism on Saturday.

There will be a free screening, on 27th October, at the museum of the film Hidden Figures. It’s about the pioneering Black women during early days of NASA’s space programme. The Faces of Change badge can be made by visitors to celebrate iconic and inspirational Black women over history. The Black History month will also engage children with lots of free activities, with stores of African slaves (on 23rd October), with workshops on civilisations of West Africa (on 22nd October) and freedom fighter badge-making (on 28th October). Venues of National Museums Liverpool will be also hosting free events during Black History Month. For more information on this go to the site –