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Acts of Achievement Black History TrailActs of Achievement:
Greater Manchester

Great Western St 1960

Welcome to Manchester’s first on-line Black History Trail.

Developed from an idea formulated in 2000 by the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Archive with Dominique Tessier, Maria Noble of Manchester Education, and BAA. The trail is intended to be simply a journey of remembrance.

This website will be constantly updated because BAA believes that it is incomplete. It’s development and improvement depends entirely on you, the visitor to the site.

Over the forthcoming months, we will also include a commemorative page to those who have left us and who gave their energy to the furtherance of the Black community.

BAA is aware of that at present that focus is on the African and Caribbean communities. In time BAA hopes (with your help) to address this imbalance to the Asian communities.

At present the trail concentrates on the following 5 major districts:

This web site would not have been possible without the generous support of English Heritage directed by Patrick Burke the Community Outreach Officer.

Black Arts Alliance believes the history of ordinary and extra ordinary people alongside those who achieve high profile in the history books is important to the growth and development of society. I hope that this web site is continuously upgraded as more and more of the past comes to light because from yesterday we learn how to go forward tomorrow.

SuAndi. Cultural Director Freelance BAA

Supporter and Sponsors:

English Heritage


Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Archive

Maria Noble

Research & Development

Washington Alcott

Vera Green

Dominique Tessier

Yvonne McCalla

With special thanks to:

Manchester Libraries Local Studies Unit
for generous use of the majority of photographs on this site

Street Traders in Manchester in 1940
Greenheys :
Denmark Road toy shop (1962)
Supported by Black Arts Alliance
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An English Heritage Funded Site
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