Autograph ABP presents a new exhibition to mark the 70th anniversary of the Fifth Pan-African Congress, featuring photographs by John Deakin exhibited for the first time. The Fifth Pan-African Congress took place in Manchester in October 1945, only five months after the end of the Second World War – demanding that European powers liberate hundreds of millions of Africans living under colonial rule, and passing radical measures condemning imperialism, racial discrimination and capitalism. A Pan-African Film Lounge accompanies the exhibition, screening a programme of films exploring Pan-African history and ideals, guest-curated by June Givanni. Organised by George Padmore, the Congress was held in Chorlton-upon-Medlock Town Hall with 87 delegates representing 50 organisations. The fifth was the most

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