In a City Built on the Slave Trade, Britain’s Oldest Black Community Seeks a Reckoning

LIVERPOOL, England—Standing on a rain-drenched boulevard in this northern English port town, Laurence Westgaph factors to an empty stone plinth that sits at the heart of Britain’s oldest Black local community.

The statue that after stood there—of a local Liverpool dignitary with inbound links to the slave trade—was pulled down by protesters adhering to riots, he states.


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