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  • Laura L

    William Wilberforce fought tirelessly for 26 years as a member of the British Parliament to abolish the slave trade in the British Empire before succeeding in 1807.

  • Edie McDonnell ~WoW~

    William Wilberforce fought, as a member of British Parliament, to abolish the slave trade for 18 years before succeeding in 1807.

  • Debra Evans

    William Wilberforce- British MP who led the movement to abolish slavery in Great Britain. #courage #wilberforce

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William Wilberforce (August 24,1759-July 29, 1833) was a British politician, a philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. He began his political career in 1780. In1785, he became an evangelical Christian, resulting in major changes to his lifestyle and a lifelong concern for reform. He headed the parliamentary campaign against the British slave trade for twenty-six years until the passage of the Slave Trade Act 1807.

Belly Dancer // omg look, the days before photoshop when women look real in photographs!

Africa | Slave memorial statue in Stone Town, Zanzibar | ©miss.hudson, via flickr

Slave trade _ House of Slaves, Gorée Island, Dakar, Senegal (1780)

A beautiful image of a one room colored school in Fruit Cove, Florida...SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, sometime between mid to late 1870s-1880s

*'White' slaves used for 1860s fundraiser propaganda Lighter skinned slave children of mixed race heritage were used as part of a fundraising campaign to help struggling African American schools in 1860s New Orleans. Campaign organizers believed the lighter complexioned children would help boost donations to their cause.

Faces of emancipation: 1860 to 1880

ever so creepy.......Gold locket with the hair of Queen Marie Antoinette: British Museum

we must ensure that while eliminating child labor in the export industry, we are also eliminating their labour from the informal sector, which is more invisible to public scrutiny - and thus leaves the children more open to abuse and exploitation ― carol bellamy | eight year old coal miner | usa, early 1900s

+~+~ Vintage Photograph ~+~+ Nine year old Raymond Farmer and his Pet Raccoon.