Black History Month – Arthur Wharton Mural

A mural which has already captured the attention of Darlington residents is being unveiled tomorrow to mark the 155th anniversary of Arthur Wharton
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The Legendary Arthur Wharton

A mural which has already captured the attention of Darlington residents is being unveiled tomorrow to mark the 155th anniversary of Arthur Wharton. 

On Wednesday, October 28 to commemorate 155 years of Arthur Wharton a mural artwork will be unveiled and commissioned by BT Sport.

Shaun Campbell from Darlington set up the Arthur Wharton Foundation where the mural is being painted.

Mr Campbell said: “We’re painting a seminal moment for Darlington, it’s a mural of Arthur Wharton, the world’s first black professional footballer, also the world’s first fastest man on the planet and this will all get launched on the 28th of October, which is the 155th anniversary of Arthur Wharton.

BT Sport has been filming for the past four days as the mural has been created at Widdowfield Street.

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