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Toppling Statues & Renaming Buildings

Toppling Statues


Brought to you by Liverpool John Moores University
The Black Lives Matter Movement & The History of Slavery
Thursday 15 October 2020, 2.15pm – 3pm
Free to view. Pre-booking essential.


In honour of Black History Month, Liverpool John Moores University will be hosting a live lecture focusing on Black Lives Matter Movement both in the US and UK and the impact this had in Liverpool.

The Black Lives Matter movement has, in recent months, led to a resurgence of discussion around Britain’s involvement in the Transatlantic slave trade and how this should be remembered. Events in the UK (such as the toppling of Colston’s statue in Bristol, and calls to rename streets in Liverpool) have generally mirrored those in the United States, where there has been a widespread removal of monuments to people with links to slavery.

Speaker: Andrea Livesey is a lecturer in slavery and US history at LJMU. She has published on slavery in the United States and has provided commentary for BBC radio, the Guardian, and other media outlets on the memory of slavery in the UK and the US.


Interested? To register for this Zoom event email: [email protected]


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