History attend the Civil Rights Sixth Form Conference in Liverpool

16 October 2019

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History students attended the Civil Rights Sixth Form Conference in Liverpool, with Manchester Metropolitan University.

The conference follows on from the Civil Rights Lecture led by Dr Marie Malloy from MMU at the start of the month, which was held at the college.

Students travelled to the Museum of Liverpool to hear from a range of speakers. The first presentation was delivered by Dr Michell Chresfield who explore 'Early Civil Rights Activism? Negotiating Multiracial Identities during the Jim Crow Era'. This was then followed by  Professor Catherine Clinton who presented on 'The Unsung Heroes: Women in the Civil Rights Movement'. The final speaker of the conference was Ameen Hadi, presenting on 'A Modern Day Struggle for Civil Rights'.

By attending the conference, students gained an understanding of what studying history at university could be like. They were able to hear from a range of individuals each with a different approach to the topic and an aim to explore a different aspect of civil rights history.

Following the conference students went on to visit the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool.

The conference was marked in October, during the middle of Black History Month. Black History Month is celebrated annually and aims to recognise the contributions black people have made to this country across generations. 

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