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Mary Anne Rawson meeting Frederick Douglass


Neepsend Lane
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Katy Sett


Mural on the side of the Cutlery Works on Neepsend Lane painted by artist Katy Sett. It depicts anti-slavery campaigner Mary Anne Rawson meeting former slave Frederick Douglass.

Mary Anne Rawson was born in Kelham during the 19th Century and was involved in the movement to abolish slavery. Frederick Douglass became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York after escaping from slavery in 1838. The pair met in 1846 at Wincobank Hall in Sheffield.

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