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Thomas Clarkson Thomas Clarkson was absolutely central to the anti-slavery movement. He helped put together the first, crucial meeting of the interdenominational abolition committee in London in 1787, and worked for more than half a century after that against the slave trade and slavery British Empire, Clarkson 17601846, Clarkson 1760 1846, British Study, British History, British Abolitionist, History Uncov, Thomas Clarkson, Black History
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The Quakers: Unsung Heroes of the Abolition: The Quakers were the first religious denomination on either side of the Atlantic to come out against slavery. There were only some 20,000 Quakers in Britain in the late 18th century, but they supplied nine of the 12 members of the influential abolition committee that began meeting in 1787.
Thomas Clarkson 1760 to 1846 Famous leader of the Abolitionist movement. First stopped the Slave Trade and then stopped slavery in the British Empire. (Are you a RAPper or a RAPscallion?)
Thomas Clarkson 1760 – 1846, Abolitionist, Leading campaigner against the slave trade in the British Empire. He helped found The Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade and helped achieve passage of the Slave Trade Act of 1807, which ended British trade in slaves. He wrote a prize essay on anti-slavery when he was an undergraduate at Cambridge in 1785 which set the course of his life.
Olaudah Equiano (c. 1745 – 1797), also known as Gustavus Vassa, was one of the most prominent people of African heritage involved in the British debate for the abolition of the slave trade. He wrote an autobiography that depicted the horrors of slavery and helped influence British lawmakers to abolish the slave trade in 1807.
In 1807 the slave trade was abolished in Britain, and in 1834 slavery itself was abolished throughout the British Empire - largely due to the work of William Wilberforce. In 1804 an independent Black African nation was established in Haiti - marking the end of slavery in the West Indies and Africa.
The last faces of American slavery: Stunning pictures of men and women who were born into slavery and photographed more than 70 years after being freed.
"Joseph Sturge" by Alexander Rippingille (1800-1850) at the Birmingham Museums, Birmingham - From the curators' comments: "The painting depicts Joseph Sturge, founder of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, who moved to Birmingham in 1822. His right hand rests on the shoulder of a young black girl, beside him is his bible and a parchment scroll bearing the inscription 'Emancipation'. The picture refers to his significant role in the campaign for the abolition of slavery."
Rescued east African slaves aboard HMS Daphne, a British Royal Navy vessel involved in anti-slave trade activities in the Indian Ocean, 1868. Posted on 06/07/2012 by War Photos in War Images
This is a man with slaves in the early 1900's. These are Africans who have been enslaved by a British man. Slavery was a clearly still a social issue at the time because mainly Africans were the ones enslaved because of their race. Social