In a City Built on the Slave Trade, Britain’s Oldest Black Community Seeks a Reckoning

LIVERPOOL, England—Standing on a rain-drenched boulevard in this northern English port city, Laurence Westgaph factors to an empty stone plinth that sits at the heart of Britain’s oldest Black neighborhood.

The statue that the moment stood there—of a area Liverpool dignitary with back links to the slave trade—was pulled down by protesters next riots, he states.