The QT

Saturday 15 June 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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