Were any Black figures born in, and life-time residents of, Sheffield? How did Sheffield respond to slavery, empire and any Black presence in Sheffield?
The tour will consider the legacy of these aspects on the city. You’ll discover the lives and stories of remarkable figures including Olaudah Equiano, Pablo Fanque and Ida B. Wells, as well as groups who supported runaway slaves and businesses such as The Sheffield Register.
The walk will start at Weston Park Museum and end at the Graves Gallery in Sheffield city centre.
Mark Hutchinson is a historian, retired teacher and campaigner. He has for several years led historical city walks that highlight Sheffield’s Black history past particularly from an African-Caribbean perspective.