Bittersweet: Legacies of Slavery and Abolition in Manchester at The Portico Library

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Bittersweet: Legacies of Slavery and Abolition in Manchester at The Portico Library, Chinatown, 15 September–14 October 2017, free entry - Visit now

Writer, lecturer and historian Natalie Zacek has headed a team of researchers and artists to develop an exhibition and events programme at The Portico Library revealing the networks of slave ownership in 18th and 19th century Manchester and their legacies around the world. With the act of Abolition passing through parliament just months after The Portico Library was established, its early membership included both anti-slavery campaigners and their opponents. Discover the history of the Atlantic slave trade and its far-reaching consequences, with artworks and artefacts offering new insights.

Bittersweet: Legacies of Slavery and Abolition in Manchester at The Portico Library, Chinatown

15 September–14 October 2017
Free entry

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