Black History in Liverpool

As a port city, Liverpool claims one of the oldest black populations in the UK. The history of the city is also bound up with the transportation of enslaved Africans. Sunday 1st October 2017 marks the three hundredth anniversary of the first written record of a black resident of Liverpool. There is an entry in our registers of the burial In the churchyard of our church of Abell, who was enslaved to a Mr Rock. The date in the registers is 1st October 1717. (posted on 26 September)