EXHIBITION / FREE ENTRY Journey to Justice International Slavery Museum, Liverpool Until 7 April 2019 0151 478 4499 liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ism
Inspiring stories of men, women and children who have sought to challenge inequality and campaign for cultural and political transformation – in Britain and internationally – are under the spotlight in Liverpool this month.
Delivered by National Museums Liverpool in partnership with human rights education charity Journey to Justice, the exhibition examines key events, themes and tactics in the history of activism and campaigning – from US civil rights to gay liberation movements.
Among the stories featured is that of Janice Wesley, one of thousands of young African-Americans who – in Birmingham, Alabama, May 1963 – participated in a series of non-violent demonstrations known as the Children’s Crusade. Wesley faced police dogs and firehoses and was ultimately jailed. The story of Ruby Bridges who, in 1960, became the first black schoolgirl to desegregate an all-white school in New Orleans, will also be told.
Other highlights from the exhibition include artworks and oral histories generated by the Sankofa Project, which explores the experience of Liverpool’s black community, as well as music, audio and photography relating to the many people who have taken action for social justice.
Members of America’s National Welfare Rights Organization march to end hunger as part of the Poor People’s Campaign, 1968