50 years of independence

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In March this year photographer Lee Karen Stow launched an exhibition of her work at the International Slavery Museum. The exhibition ‘42’ Women of Sierra Leone is a moving and powerful exhibition that explores the life of women in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

The exhibition is on display at the perfect time because 27 April 2011 will be the 50th anniversary of Sierra Leone’s independence after being under British colonial rule. To celebrate this landmark date Soroptimist International will hold an event at the International Slavery Museum on 27 April from 11am – 4pm.

Soroptimist International is a worldwide service organisation for women. Members of Soroptimist International inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls. Since 2007 they have been supporting 'Project SIerra' in Sierra Leone

Booking is recommended but not essential for this free event. To book your place please contact learning@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

A little girl plays with her doll's hair

This little girl lives in Sierra Leone which has been free from British rule for 50 years