1759 William Wilberforce (English crusader against slavery)
1958 John G Strijdom (South African PM)
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William Wilberforce is the protagonist of this film. Wait? Didn’t John Newton write “Amazing Grace?” Yes, he did after his life as a slave ship captain, being imprisoned as a slave himself, and a life changing conversion. 346 more words
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A human being could be purchased for just £60 at the end of the 18th century.
Disturbing documents which belonged to an English plantation owner reveal the value put on a 45-year-old cook and washerwoman named Castile.