Writing on the Wall will be chairing this online debate, Re-Righting History:Liverpool, as part of Black History Month.
The event is held online 20 October, 7pm. You can book tickets here.
Joining Madeline Heneghan, WoW’s Co-Director are Community Historian, Laurence Westgaph, Sonia Bassey, Chair of Mandela8, Emy Onuora, co-author of Great War to Race Riots and Stephen Nze, Senior Detached Youth Worker and Mandela8 Ambassador.
The removal of the Colston Statue, street names painted over and the BBC’s dithering over Rule Britannia at the Proms reveal that British History is highly contested.
Progressive historians argue that history, as it is taught and celebrated, has been whitewashed, sanitised and distorted. In Liverpool communities are preserving their own heritage and ensuring that their stories are accurately told.
The Liverpool Black History Research Group, Great War to Race Riots, Mandela8’s Liverpool Anti-Apartheid Activists and the L8 Archives are innovative heritage projects which promote histories that are not taught in schools but which add to our understanding of Liverpool, its position within global political and economic systems and of the tenacity of those most exploited by those systems.