In 1932 working-class Catholics and Protestants from across Belfast came together to protest poverty. Their unity made such an impact that their key demands were met. It was a potent shared moment.
Solidarity did not last long, but re-telling the story today allows us to dwell on the protesters’ courage and hope. Considering what unity achieved, and why it faded, deepens our understanding of the past. Does it change our understanding of what is possible today?
Image adapted from cover of Songs of an Out-of-Work, by Thomas Carnduff (Belfast, Quota Press, 1932).