There’s still time to view National Museums Liverpool’s Slavery Remembrance Day content online.
The annual Slavery Remembrance Day is held on 23 August. On this day in 1791 an uprising of enslaved Africans on the island of Saint Domingue (modern Haiti) began. It was a crucial event in the fight to end the European transatlantic slave trade. The date has been designated by UNESCO as Slavery Remembrance Day, a reminder that enslaved Africans were the main agents of their own liberation.
To keep visitors and staff safe during the ongoing pandemic of Covid19, National Museums Liverpool decided to move Slavery Remembrance Day online, to bring our communities, friends, visitors and families together in a digital realm – from near and far.
Their weekend of online activities included talks, discussions, creative family activities and a virtual tour of Liverpool’s connections to the transatlantic slave trade.
Don’t worry if you missed any of the events over the weekend, they are still available. Click here to visit the website.