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British Abolition of the Slave Trade

Moses, Henry, Print collection. > Slavery > Anti-slavery movement. > Abolition of slavery.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / Photographs and Prints Division

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British Abolition of the Slave Trade

Britannia is trampling on the emblems of slavery, holding a banner declaring the abolition and attending to the voices of justice and religion. On the left, the trade is represented by a slave and a standard on which is inscribed "The sufferings of the Negroes." On the right is a bust of William Wilberforce with a scroll containing the names of the principal speakers in favor of the abolition in both houses of Parliament.

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