LIVERPOOL.- A small exhibition explores the lives and experiences of people from Liverpool’s Black communities and their relationships with the ever-changing city.
My Life, My Words 2 February – July 2009 features the lives and experiences of three senior community members told through videos and images.
-Hulbert Priddie, born in 1930, who came to Liverpool in 1955 from Trinidad and Tobago.
-Stella Wilke was born in 1942 and was originally from Guyana. Mrs Wilke moved to Liverpool with her two eldest children in 1962 – her husband had come the previous year.
-Rudolf Murray was born in 1933 and came from Barbados. He sailed to Liverpool as a merchant seaman in 1952.
My Life, My Words has six images portraying aspects of their lives. There is a touch screen on which visitors can listen to their oral histories on the following four topics: First impressions of Liverpool, Working, Living in Liverpool and How Liverpool has changed. Angela Robinson, curator of transatlantic slavery, says: “This revealing exhibition is another opportunity for the International Slavery Museum to engage with the community. It helps the museum, which opened in 2007, to develop closer links with Liverpool’s Black communities – telling their history in relation to the city and the legacies of transatlantic slavery.”