There’s a quote at Liverpool’s International Slavery Museum: “Enslaved Africans were the main agents of their liberation.”
International Slave Memorial Day is August 23 which marks the day, in 1791, when the slaves on the Caribbean island of Haiti rose up against their oppressors. There had been other uprisings in Barbados (1649) and in 1730 on Antigua, Jamaica and in South Carolina. Here’s another saying on the Museum wall:
“They will remember that we were sold, but not that we were strong. They will remember that we were bought but not that we were brave… We will remember.”
These words were written in 1937, by William Prescott, a former slave.
If you’re in Liverpool over the next few days, a visit to the Museum is a must and especially great for families with lots of things to do and see.
Here are a few facts about slavery:
Slave ship owners…
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