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Slavery and Abolition in Manchester

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The Portico Library & Gallery

57 Mosley Street

Manchester

M2 3HY

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This talk discusses the importance of the city of Manchester and its inhabitants to the abolition of slavery in both Britain and the United States. Although "Cottonopolis" grew wealthy from the processing and sale of slave-grown commodities, it was also a major site of anti-slavery activism, and its visitors included not only celebrated abolitionists such as Thomas Clarkson but former slaves such as Frederick Douglass and Henry "Box" Brown, as well as black celebrities such as the Shakespearean actor Ira Aldridge and the "Hottentot Venus" Sarah Bartman.

The talk is delivered by Dr Natalie Zacek of the University of Manchester's American Studies programme.

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57 Mosley Street

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