Bicentenary of the abolition of slavery

Olaudah Equiano
Olaudah Equiano

200 years since the abolition of slavery… or is it?

On 25th March 1807, Parliament finally passed a law to ban the trade in slaves. It was a significant step forward, but it didn’t actually end slavery. And it wasn’t the work of just one man, even though William Wilberforce became very famous. In fact, it wasn’t until 1833 that slavery itself was banned.

A number of events are taking place to remember the contribution of thousands of enslaved Africans to winning their freedom. If you would like help with our reporting or contribute to future articles, please get in touch on 242 0564.

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