Stick a pin in a map of Liverpool There is a high chance you will skewer a name linked slavery Why take slaves They were human They were like me They were like you What wrong did they do They were black Unlike me and unlike you 1788 Thomas Clarkson attacked the slave trade An abolitionist through and through At least 25 of the periods' Lord Mayors Were slave owners or traders So what impact could the abolitionist do The evil triangular trade Between Britain, Africa, and the Caribbean too A ships human cargo Changed together like animals in a zoo Penny Lane that the Beatles made famous Has a darker history too It was named after James Penny Who was a slave trader too I love my Liverpool I love its history too But I accept it has a darker side Involved in the slave trade So do other cities too
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