LUNCHTIME TALK: THE DEVELOPMENT OF ANTI-SLAVERY IN THE UK

The Tolbooth Museum

Talk

21/09/2016 - 21/09/2016
12.30-1pm

This talk explores the antislavery movement, which was the first truly public, popular movement in Great Britain.

Officially recognised as beginning in 1787, support for the cause spanned class, gender, ethnic and geographic boundaries. Furthermore, it is arguably the longest running human rights campaign in the world; with an estimated 45 million people enslaved around the world today, the antislavery campaign in Britain is more active than ever.

Talk by Rebecca Nelson, Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, University of Hull

Admission is free but advance booking is required on 01224 337714.

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