SUNDAY FROM 12:00-18:00
Manchester Making History March
“When I walk through the streets of Manchester and meet load after load of cotton, I think of those 80,000 cotton plantations on which was grown the $125m worth of cotton which supply your market, and I remember that not one cent of that money ever reached the hands of the labourers.”
– Sarah Parker Remond 1859
This socially distanced march will focus on Manchester’s relationship with slavery, colonialism and the financing of fossil fuels.3 locations: the Cathedral, Art Gallery and Royal Exchange will exhibit posters recalling Manchester’s proud abolitionist history.Other locations will leave posters highlighting slavery and racism and fossil fuel financing.The Bishop of Manchester will say a few words at the beginning of the march. Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling will be honoured.