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Museum tribute to Anthony Walker
Anthony Walker - pic from theanthonywalkerfoundation.com
Anthony was murdered in a racist attack in his local park
A learning centre at a new Liverpool museum is to be dedicated to murdered teenager Anthony Walker.

The Anthony Walker Education Centre will be based at The International Slavery Museum, which opens next week.

The centre will provide information about the legacy of racial intolerance left behind by the transatlantic slave trade.

Eighteen-year-old Anthony was killed in a racist attack in McGoldrick Park in Huyton, Merseyside, in July 2005.

'Incredibly proud'

Anthony's mother, Gee Walker, who set up the Anthony Walker Foundation in memory of her son, said: "I am grateful that the museum has decided to name one of its learning centres after Anthony.

"He would be incredibly proud. I have been lucky enough to have a preview of the museum and believe it is an incredibly vital resource.

"It is essential that we all learn from the past in order to build a better and more harmonious future. It is the goal behind the charitable foundation established in Anthony's name and the museum itself."

Paul Khan, director of learning at National Museums Liverpool, said: "The aims of the Anthony Walker Foundation and the International Slavery Museum are similar in that they both tackle the continuing legacy of racism and discrimination.

"In naming the centre we will help to keep Anthony's name at the forefront of people's minds and it will be associated with something that will have a positive impact."

The centre opens next Thursday, which is Slavery Remembrance Day.


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