ICYMI: A powerful poetry piece performed by Liverpool born spoken word artist, Curtis Watt.
This piece was commissioned by Mandela8 to celebrate the visit of Dr Makaziwe Mandela and her daughter, Tukwini Mandela, to the city of Liverpool to mark the anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison.
Directed by Darren Brady of Liverpool Cinematics. produced by Mandela8.
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.
Liverpool's Slavery Remembrance Day commemorations acknowledge a major period of trauma and injustice in world history, which is too often forgotten. The events enable us to remember and reflect upon the millions of lives that were stolen through enslavement. It also allows us to consider the many legacies and achievements of people of African heritage throughout the diaspora.
The Guide Liverpool The Walk of Remembrance has begun in #Liverpool 👍
They will be walking through Liverpool ONE and finishing off at International Slavery Museum at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ... See MoreSee Less