|SEA CHANGE, PILOT STUDY
A three year project collecting together and exploring all the information available concerning a Lancashire memory site important to African history - the only site of its kind in England - and important to the region's history. The research revealed important connections to the histories of women living in rural and coastal communities. How, for instance, although the sites of these communities range from peoples of the Guinea coast (West Africa) to Barbados, Connecticut, Lancashire and Liverpool - they were all affected by the departure of men from their community lives.
The research focus was on exploring how communities where women are the dominant population would respond to the death of a child from another country while in their midst and whose existence was complicated by notions of Race, then, and whose history, now, is complicated by the name the site - his grave - was given in 1796.
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