Our Mission

Liverpool Black History Research Group (LBHRG) is dedicated to uncovering and sharing the rich and often overlooked history of Liverpool’s Black community. Our mission is to:

Research and Document: Conduct thorough and unbiased research into Liverpool’s historical connections to the slave economy, focusing on significant institutions such as the Athenaeum and Liverpool’s Royal Institution.

Educate and Raise Awareness: Provide the public with accurate, well-researched information that highlights the contributions of people of African descent to Liverpool’s growth, and challenges misleading historical narratives.

Empower the Community: Build knowledge and share research skills within the Liverpool 8 community and beyond, fostering a collective understanding of our shared history.

Challenge and Correct: Address and correct historical inaccuracies, particularly those focused solely on slavery and abolition, ensuring that the true impact and legacy of slavery is acknowledged and understood.

Promote Inclusivity: Encourage a more inclusive understanding of history that recognises the diverse contributions of all communities to the city’s development.

Celebrate and Commemorate : Raise awareness of Liverpool’s continuous Black presence for over 300 years and honour the achievements of community members.

Our commitment to these goals stems from a belief in the importance of historical accuracy, confronting difficult history and social justice. By shining a light on the past, we aim to contribute to a more informed and equitable future for all.