Revealing Histories: Remembering Slavery

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lid of a tobacco box - Responses by gallery visitors and staff

Humanity plaque gallery trail label: This object shows black people as passive victims - Boston, Ms Janet - Manchester Art Gallery

Humanity plaque - This object shows black people as passive

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This object shows black people as passive victims, when in fact they resisted slavery in a multitude of ways, including slave rebellions, escape, non-cooperation, written testimonies and campaigning.

This is a label written by a visitor to Manchester Art Gallery in response to the Revealing Histories: Remembering Slavery Gallery Trail of objects on display that are linked to the transatlantic slave trade.

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