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Learn about Chief Manenko.

In Southern Africa, David Livingstone encountered women who were in positions of political power like Chief Manenko.

Throughout Africa, women were spiritual leaders, chiefs and warriors. These were very different from the roles of women in Britain at the time, as the women David encountered often did the same jobs and tasks as men. He wrote about these encounters, describing his thoughts and what he had seen in his writing.

Read what David wrote and reflect on this meeting and how the two of them might have felt…

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS2, KS3

Ages: 7-11, 11-14

Subjects: History

Topics: British Empire, Gender Inequality, Georgians, Industrial Revolution, Victorians

Type: Education Pack

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About David Livingstone Birthplace.

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The David Livingstone Trust (DLT) includes the Listed Building of his birth, surrounding parkland, and the 2,000 piece David Livingstone collection.

David Livingstone’s Birthplace is a dynamic visitor experience where people can learn about and be inspired by Livingstone’s story, his childhood home and their collection.

Today they continue Livingstone’s mission by enabling people from Scotland, Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond to engage in intercultural dialogue and participate in the world as active global citizens.

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