Manchester Histories Festival

Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians: Manchester People First

Tuesday 7 November 2017

In a matter of days you’ll be able to learn about so many hidden histories with our Archives+ Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians exhibition. One particular group who are sharing their impressive journey of a quarter century is Manchester People First. This blog gives a sneak peek at their exhibition that tells the story of their ambitious origins will hopefully inspire your own future.

Manchester People FirstThis photograph shows the original committee from 1992 when they had their first meeting. Their aim was to change the experiences of learning disabled adults in Manchester for the better, by encouraging self-advocacy and speaking up. From the people on this small couch has grown a force of over 500 members, all working to make a difference in their own and others’ lives.

The successes they have had and the amazing spirit of the organisation and its members is celebrated in their exhibition. Learn about how they’ve tackled political reform head on and more.

The Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians exhibition runs from 11th November 2017 until 31st January 2018 at Archives+ with a special launch event from 3pm-5pm on Saturday 11th November, which everyone is welcome to attend.

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