People's History Museum blog

PHM is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future.

On this blog we share posts from the PHM team and other experts, with behind the scenes stories, coverage of PHM's exhibitions, events, and Learning Programme, and highlights from the museum's unique collection.

Posts tagged 'Equality'

Professor Alice Roberts from Channel 4's Britain’s Most Historic Towns with Manchester suffragette banner at People's History Museum

The Manchester suffragette banner: Mancunian pride, mystery and celebrity!

20 June 2022


People’s History Museum’s (PHM) Head of Collections & Engagement Jenny Mabbott tells us about the very special banner in the museum’s collection that appeared in Industrial Revolution Manchester, the final episode of Channel 4 show Britain’s Most Historic Towns, with Professor Alice Roberts.



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A Garland for May, 1895, Walter Crane. Front page of The Clarion. Image courtesy of Labour History Archive & Study Centre, People's History Museum

May Day: A People’s Holiday

1 May 2022


People’s History Museum researcher Dr Shirin Hirsch investigates the history of the early May Bank Holiday.



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Caroline Dyer with her placard, Manchester Women's March, January 2017 © Caroline Dyer (3)

From a march to a museum

21 January 2022


Incredibly it has been 5 years since Women’s Marches took place across the globe; described as one of the biggest human-rights demonstrations in history, with millions taking part and representation in every continent of the world.  Manchester was one of the cities that marched on 21 January 2017 and in this blog we hear the fascinating story of the From The City of Pankhurst With Love placard that began its life on this march,.  This is the story behind the object in the words of its creator Caroline Dyer, Co-Director of Heard Storytelling and an Events Manager.



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Youcef Hadjazi © Youcef Hadjazi

Illustrating queer migrant journeys

1 February 2021


Artist Youcef Hadjazi’s work, Queer Journeys, reflects how he has used his own experiences to creatively and collaboratively explore queer migrant journeys.

Youcef is delivering a talk as part of this year’s OUTing the Past Festival to share both his personal story and that of Queer Journeys to raise awareness on LGBTQ+ immigration.  We caught up with Youcef to find out what we can expect from his talk and to hear more about his own very personal journey.



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Mark Wilson, Exhibitions Officer with Universal Suffrage or the Scum Uppermost hand coloured engraving in Disrupt? Peterloo and Protest exhibition

Fake news is old news

14 August 2020


PHM Exhibitions Officer Mark Wilson puts the spotlight on a museum treasure – a 200 year old cartoon made just one month before the Peterloo Massacre by master of the satirical George Cruikshank.



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