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PHM Celebrates Black History Month

PHM Celebrates Black History Month

Visit PHM during October and join in our programme of events to celebrate Black History Month

5 October 2016

October 2016, Black Radical History WEA Course @ People's History Museum. Migrants make the NHS Anti Racist Day march, photograph © Mark Krantz

Events to celebrate Black History Month:

Fri 7 OctoberWorkers' Educational Association
Black Radical History
As part of Black History Month, we are hosting a five week Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) course to explore how black radicals have made history.  From opposition to slavery and the battle for the vote, to the fight against racism and Islamophobia, and the question of supporting refugees today.  The course will include a presentation from the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and a visit to the PHM’s archives and galleries.
Suitable for 19 years and over
Booking required by contacting WEA on 0151 243 5340 or booking online via WEA’s website.  Please quote course ref C3839448.
*Please note this is a five week course, attendees are required to book onto all five weeks of the course*
£40.30 or free to those in receipt of means tested benefits
Course runs Fri 7 October to Fri 4 November
1.00pm – 3.30pm

Thurs 27 October
Living History performance: Slavery & Suffrage – William Cuffay’s Story
This Black History Month meet Radical Hero William Cuffay – son of a freed slave, who became a Chartist leader and campaigned for the right to vote.
Family Friendly event, suitable for over 9s to adults
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
11.15am – 12.00pm

Thurs 27 October
Have Your Say!
Come along to this monthly facilitated discussion on the political talking point of that month, with links drawn from the topics discussed to the museum’s collection.  This month’s discussion will look at the question ‘After Brexit – division or diversity?’.  Since the UK voted out of the European Union, there has been an increase in the number of reported race hate crimes against Muslim women and eastern European migrants.  Does the vote to leave mean that further restrictions on migrants must be introduced?  Or should we be welcoming immigrants and celebrating diversity?  Tutor Mark Krantz will introduce the issues, then it is for you to Have Your Say!
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donationBlack History Month Greater Manchester 2016
Suggested donation £3
1.00pm – 3.00pm

Are you a teacher or group leader?

Why not bring your group to enjoy one of our Living History workshops – using performance, interactive drama activities and gallery exploration to bring learning to life.  These sessions provide lots of opportunities for cross-curricular learning and link directly to the National Curriculum:

Love PHM? Join the Radicals and support the museum:

Find out more about Joining the Radicals and making sure the stories of our black Radical Heroes continue to be told:

  • Diane Abbot, first black woman to be elected to parliament
  • Viv Anderson, first black footballer to represent England.  Sponsored by The Football Association
  • William Cuffay, militant Chartist leader who was the son of a former slave
  • Jayaben Desai, leader of the Grunwick Dispute
  • Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, suffragette who demanded no taxation without representation
  • Paul Robeson, singer and civil rights activist