Efforts to erect a statue to Arthur Wharton have a wider ambition. To quote from their website, they want to also encourage:
"• The promotion of cultural understanding and enhanced relations between different racial groups through educational and awareness- raising programmes;
• The development of a range of events and activities, including tournaments, to foster understanding between people from diverse backgrounds;
• The ongoing raising of funds to help to ensure that young people from all backgrounds and cultures have access to the equipment and facilities which will enable them to develop their own sporting skills and talents."
In addition, the anti-racist organisation Kick It Out has created an exhibition for use by schools, youth clubs, and similar organisations. Called Pioneers, Past Masters and Future Challenges, it features Arthur Wharton amongst its celebration of black and Asian football players.
Arthur Wharton was one of Britain’s greatest athletes. In 2003 he was inducted into The National Football Museum's Hall of Fame.
As Europe takes up the gauntlet to fight racism, there has never been a better time to remember this remarkable man.
BBC Inside Out, January 2013
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