Black History Month
As part of our commemoration of Black History Month, we are sharing the amazing story of George Washington Williams, a black American journalist, historian and anti-slavery campaigner. There is an important local connection, as he is buried in Layton cemetery, only a few minutes away from our college site. You can find out more with the resources prepared by our history team at Blackpool Sixth.
George Washington Williams – the hero in Layton Cemetery
- Scroll through the slides below
- Click HERE to read his letter to King Leopold II of Belgium and use the letter to help answer the questions posed in the slides