New Women Celebrated on our Black Achievers Wall

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Black Achievers Wall at International Slavery Museum Image credit: Redman Design/ International Slavery Museum

We are proud to have added two exceptional BAME women to our Black Achiever’s Wall this International Women’s Day (8 March 2019). Sandi Hughes is a feminist film-maker, DJ, poet and activist. And Lady Phyll is a celebrated speaker, writer and LGBTQI campaigner.

Museum Curator, Stephen Carl- Lokko said: “It’s an honour to add both Sandi and Lady Phyll, two exceptional women, to our Black Achievers Wall here in the Museum, which celebrates Black Achievers past and present, as part of International Women’s Day. The individuals we highlight are from a real mix of backgrounds, eras and disciplines, from civil rights campaigners and politicians to rock stars and poets and so called ‘ordinary people’ making a difference in their communities".

Image credit: © Courtesy of Ruth Dillon  

Sandi Hughes

A feminist film-maker, DJ, poet and activist, Sandi has spent more than 40 years documenting community and political events concerned with gender, race and sexuality across Merseyside, such as protests against Clause 28. Sandi shares her experiences to encourage others to ‘always remember the good things’.        

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah. Image credit: © Courtesy of Kofi Paintsil for Gay Times, 2018  

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah

A celebrated speaker, writer and LGBTQI campaigner, Lady Phyll is the nucleus of the award-winning UK Black Pride, Europe’s largest celebration for African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and Caribbean-heritage LGBTQI people. Widely known as Lady Phyll, partly due to her decision to reject an MBE in 2016, to protest Britain’s role in formulating anti-LGBTQI penal codes across its empire.  

Find out more about our Black Achievers Wall or more about our events for International Women's Day.