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Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton: The Liberator of the Slaves

Tuesday 10 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Speaker: Anne L Forbes

Most people think it was William Wilberforce who was the liberator of the slaves, but in fact that was just the slave trade which was abolished in the British parliament in 1833. Slaves continued to be slaves and their children were born into slavery. Wilberforce was old and sick and asked Buxton to take on the struggle to get parliament to emancipate the slaves and a struggle it was, because of vested interests. It took twenty-six years to achieve it, along with the help of Thomas Clarkson of St. John’s College, Cambridge and others. This is their story.

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Date:
Tuesday 10 March
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Website:
https://friendsofmiltonroadlibrary.eventbrite.com

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Milton Road Library
Ascham Rd
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB4 2BD United Kingdom

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Friends of Milton Road Library