The importance of Slavery Remembrance Day 23 August 2020, 3pm

Sunday 23 August 2020, 3pm

For many years National Museums Liverpool has had the honour of hosting the Slavery Remembrance Day libation ceremony at the Royal Albert Dock. The event enables us to remember and reflect upon the millions of lives that were stolen through enslavement. It also allows us to consider the many legacies and achievements of people of African heritage throughout the diaspora.

This year, as part of our online programme of events for Slavery Remembrance Day 2020, the libation ceremony is represented in this short film featuring Chief Angus Chukuemeka of Crawford House and pupils from Calderstones School. Together they explore the history and contextual meaning of Slavery Remembrance Day as well as its significance today, particularly for young people.

Chief Angus Chukuemeka KSC

Current Chair and Chief Executive of Crawford House Community Partnership – a social enterprise which provides education, employment and social/welfare support for communities in the Granby /Toxteth and surrounding areas of Liverpool.

Electrical/Electronic Engineer. Urban Regeneration Specialist in his own right. Master of Science degree. Post graduate Diploma Management Studies. Post graduate diploma Urban Renewal. Member Institute of Engineering Technology (MIET). Has 40 years experience in Industry, Public sector and Voluntary sector most of which are in the senior management position.

Services to the community and voluntary sector in the UK

Played developmental and leadership role in several, Voluntary and Community Organisations both locally and nationally.

  • Co-founder and Chair of Afro Asian Caribbean Standing Committee of Merseyside 1975-1989 ( Umbrella organisation of African, Asian and Caribbean communities on Merseyside )
  • Founder and Chair of Merseyside African Council 1975-2014
  • Chairman National Union of Nigerians in UK and Ireland 1997-2001
  • Chairman of Granby Residence Association 2002-2006
  • Chairman Nigeria Community Association Liverpool 1995-2001
  • Chairman  Igbo community, Merseyside
  • National Chairman Igbo Community UK & IRE (OGBAKO NDI IGBO) 2015-2019
  • Patron Nigeria Community Association Manchester still current
  • Patron and Trustee of In Their Name
  • Co-Founder and Vice Chair Liverpool Commonwealth Association (2015 – 2018)
  • Hon. Patron  Liverpool Commonwealth Association

Services in the public sector

  • Chair of Afro Asian Caribbean Mersey Police Liaison Committee 1982 – 1987
  • Member of The board Granby/Toxteth European Poverty 3 programme 1990-1993
  • Member of board Liverpool City Council/European Urban Programme 1996-1998
  • Vice Chair Granby/ Toxteth SRB Challenge Fund Regeneration Programme 1992-2006
  • A member of the Advisory Board of the Trans Atlantic Slavery Gallery of the National Museums Liverpool from 1992-1994
  • Founding Member of RESPECT GROUP Slavery Museum

Services to the church community

  • A friend of Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
  • Support for various regeneration Programmes in his Village Church  in Nigeria


  • Chieftaincy Title (1998) For services to the community in Nigeria and United Kingdom
  • Knighthood (Nigerian Anglican Church 2009 ) for services to the Church. (KSC). (Highest award to a lay person in the Anglican Church)


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