The QT

Saturday 15 June 2024
15/06/2024

Discovering ways region fought the slave trade

Tony Henderson reveals how needles and pins helped the searchers who looked for ways to end the slave trade
  • North East families, communities, businesses and women in particular played vital role in successful anti-slavery campaigns
  • Earl Grey, of Newcastle’s Monument fame, abolished slavery in British colonies in 1833
  • Statue commissioned to mark escape from slavery in the US to North Shields by Mary Ann Macham

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