Black Salt Britain’s Black sailors

Unitil 2 December 2018

New exhibition at Merseyside Maritime Museum reveals 500 years of Black British seafaring

The exhibition combines personal stories, historic data, objects and memorabilia to chart a course through the often troubled waters of Britain’s maritime past to explore the work of Black seafarers. Historically overlooked, Black Salt shows how they contended with the dangers and hazards of life at sea, and challenged inequality on board and ashore.

Black Salt reveals the legacy of those Black sailors, many of whom signed off in British ports, which then saw the steady growth of Black populations in cities such as Cardiff, London and of course, Liverpool. Their experiences span the gamut of sorrow and tragedy, heroism, victory and triumph.

The exhibition is based on the book Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships, by historian Ray Costello, it runs at Merseyside Maritime Museum to 2 December 2018

More Liverpool Listings MORE

Liverpool Saturday 24 February

Babatunde Aléshé: Babahood

Babatunde is one of the fastest rising stars in British Comedy. A powerhouse performer, his stand up presents…

Liverpool Tuesday 4th April 2024

Sheku Kanneh-Mason performs Weinberg

You don’t need us to tell you about Sheku Kanneh-Mason – the inspirational young British cellist who’s changed…

Romesh
Liverpool Thursday 11 April 2024

Romesh Ranganathan: Hustle

After a sell-out tour in 2022, Romesh is back with a brand-new show examining the human condition. Are…

Liverpool Friday 4 October

The Real Thing

The Real Thing are back! Original vocalists Chris Amoo and Dave Smith go on tour with their first new album…

Mo Gilligan tour 2021
Liverpool Friday 29 November 2024

Mo Gilligan

As one of the UK’s biggest comedy stars, he’s achieved phenomenal success in just a few short years…