Saturday, November 8, 2008

Voices Against Slavery - Granville Sharp

Voices Against Slavery - Part 3
Granville Sharp

"Granville Sharp, who was born in 1735, is remembered as the 'father' of the abolition movement in Britain. He started his fight against slavery by helping enslaved black people living in London claim their freedom and to fight being sent back to the West Indies by their owners.


In 1778 the committee for the Abolition of the Slave Trade was formed. Sharp was the chairperson for this committee. William Wilberforce was to become its main spokesperson in parliament."

p. 50 of Voices Against Slavery

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