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A voyage across the trade routes

Article relating to an exhibition, 1992
Published by: The Independent
Year published: 1992

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A4 landscape single sheet photocopied from original/The Independent/Wednesday 11 November 1992/page 18/Arts/Article in response to the exhibition Trophies of Empire at the Bluecoat, Liverpool

Title: A voyage across the trade routes
Subtitle: An exhibition in Liverpool finds one of the oldest black communities in Europe reflecting on its past. Rosie Millard reports.

From the article: “The black population in Liverpool is one of the oldest black communities in Europe; Badwi points out that its roots were founded in the days of slavery, when cargo ships, full of sugar, cotton or tobacco would regularly dock in Britain’s busiest port. By the end of the 18th century, Liverpool was responsible for over half of Britain’s slave trade and nearly half of Europe’s.” “The exhibition has attracted a significantly high attendance; Bryan Biggs, who curated it, feels that it articulates concerns which the city does not often register.”

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»  Rita Keegan

Born, 1949 in New York, USA

»  Veena Stephenson

Born, 1962

Related exhibitions

»  Trophies of Empire

Group show at The Bluecoat Gallery. 1992

Related venues

»  The Bluecoat Gallery

Liverpool, United Kingdom