The Black Joke: The True Story of One British Ship's Battle Against the Slave Trade

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The Black Joke: The True Story of One British Ship's Battle Against the Slave Trade

The Black Joke: The True Story of One British Ship's Battle Against the Slave Trade

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Diagram of a large slave ship. Thomas Clarkson: The cries of Africa to the inhabitants of Europe, 1822? The world changed at 4am on 24 February 1807 when, following a 10 hour debate in the House of Commons, politicians finally voted to abolish the British slave trade. It was a monumental victory for the campaigners who’d worked for decades to topple the trade which had been dubbed “contrary to the principles of justice, humanity and sound policy”. Chief among them was William Wilberforce, who sat weeping with exhausted joy.

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By 1860, it is thought that the squadron had seized around 1,600 ships during the years of its operation. Seven years later the squadron was absorbed into the Cape of Good Hope Station.This was an important step in demonstrating how Britain’s abolition of slavery agenda, executed on the high seas by the West Africa Squadron, was beginning to influence international legislature and thus pave the way for more action, albeit at a slower pace than many abolitionists would have wanted. Amelia Gray Hamlin bares her abs as she strips down to tube top and thong for latest racy social media post Female air passenger 'who forcibly performed oral sex on man sitting next to her before he "stopped resisting'' is escorted off jet to cheers from fellow travellers after flight lands in Moscow Vanessa Bauer oozes elegance in a baby pink gown as she joins Hollywood's finest A-listers including Timothee Chalamet and Rowan Atkinson at the Wonka afterparty

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