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

Joseph B. Hash

LIVERPOOL, England—Standing on a rain-drenched boulevard in this northern English port city, Laurence Westgaph factors to an vacant stone plinth that sits at the coronary heart of Britain’s oldest Black group. The statue that as soon as stood there—of a regional Liverpool dignitary with links to the slave trade—was pulled […]

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

The statue that as soon as stood there—of a regional Liverpool dignitary with links to the slave trade—was pulled down by protesters next riots, he claims.

That…

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