The African Mission-Liverpool, England. 1940s

Reverend Eckhart
Reverend Eckhart

“The mission was situated in the south end of Liverpool, England, what we indigenous people called Liverpool 8. The official address was 122/124 Hill Street, Liverpool 8, and was right in the heart of the coloured community of the town. It was a fitting situation to raise “Brown Babies” who were the offspring of white English women and black American GIs. Pastor G. Daniel Ekarte was the director of the mission, who had settled in Britain from the Commonwealth country of Nigeria. He was a very articulate man, and from what I could remember knew every black person in the city. ” Brian Lawrenson.

Brian Lawrenson writes about his time growing up as a “Brown Baby” in a postwar Liverpool orphanage.

Related websites:
Brian Lawrenson
The children the Left Behind

One thought on “The African Mission-Liverpool, England. 1940s

  • 2nd July 2014 at 3:58 pm

    The little boy in the picture is my dad x


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