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Founders and Funders: Slavery and the building of a University

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Students trace University’s and city’s legacies of transatlantic enslavement in ground-breaking Manchester exhibition

Check out the new exhibit opening at the John Rylands Research Institute and Library on 20 September 2023. The ‘Founders and Funders: Slavery and the building of a University’ exhibition explores how profits from slave trading, ownership of enslaved people, and manufacturing with slave-grown cotton funded the cultural and educational development of Manchester.

Founders and Funders runs 20 September 2023 – 23 March 2024. Open Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free entry.