Sat, 22 Aug | Monument Station, Fish Street exit

Slavery and the City

London was a leading actor in – profited enormously from – the slave trade. But a few good men and women took the evil on and saw it off. Their names ring down the centuries, the great and the good who fought for freedom: Wilberforce, Wedgewood, Wesley, Blake, John Newton, Cowper.
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Slavery and the City

Time and Location

22 Aug 2020, 10:45
Monument Station, Fish Street exit, London EC4R 9AA, UK

About The Event

London was a leading actor in – profited enormously from – the slave trade. But a few good men and women took the evil on and saw it off. Their names ring down the centuries, the great and the good who fought for freedom: Wilberforce, Wedgewood, Wesley, Blake, John Newton, Cowper. And that’s not to forget the lesser-known who began the cause: Granville Sharp, Thomas Clarkson, James Phillips and Oladouh Equiano. Truly, here in the bosom of the City beat the heart of compassion, answering the slave’s cry, “Am I not a man and a Brother?”  The walk takes about two hours and ends at St. Paul’s Cathedral, a minute’s walk from St. Paul’s Tube.

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