Michelle Charters

People, events and landmarks from Michelle Charter's life, illustrated in visual minutes

The Journey to Justice exhibition at the International Slavery Museum features powerful and moving personal stories, which reveal the circumstances that lead 'ordinary' people to take action for social justice.

Journey to Justice shows how the United States Civil Rights Movement helped to move people in the United Kingdom and the rest of the world to fight for their rights and make significant social and political change.

In the local strand of the exhibition you can see these 'visual minutes', documenting the experiences of Michelle Charters, CEO of the Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre and a new trustee at National Museums Liverpool.

Michelle talks about activism in Liverpool and the importance of people power in this video:

The visual minutes were created as part of the Sankofa project, which aims to share stories, memories and objects connected to Black communities in Liverpool from the past to the present.

By bringing together stories from people and community groups with objects from our museum collections, the Sankofa project hopes to form a rich picture of Liverpool's Black experience.

The Journey to Justice exhibition includes some of the oral histories and visual minutes that were created as part of the Sankofa project. Visual minutes are a creative and dynamic way in which to visualise interesting stories, ideas and events.