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by Jo sutherden who abolished
slave trade william willlbourforce who felt sory for
the black slaves? william willbourforce was the most important slave abolishinist and heleped the slaves get free and equal rightsWilliam Wilberforce was born on 24 August 1759 in Hull, the son of a wealthy merchant. He studied at Cambridge University where he began a lasting friendship with the future prime minister, William Pitt the Younger. In 1780, Wilberforce became member of parliament for Hull, later representing Yorkshire. His dissolute lifestyle changed completely when he became an evangelical Christian, and in 1790 joined a leading group known as the Clapham Sect. His Christian faith prompted him to become interested in social reform, particularly the improvement of factory conditions in Britain.

The abolitionist Thomas Clarkson had an enormous influence on Wilberforce. He and others were campaigning for an end to the trade in which British ships were carrying black slaves from Africa, in terrible conditions, to the West Indies as goods to be bought and sold. Wilberforce was persuaded to lobby for the abolition of the slave trade and for 18 years he regularly introduced anti-slavery motions in parliament.
white abolitionists felt sorry for slaves and felt that slavery was unfair, uncalled for, and just plain wrong. They wanted to stop slavery so that everyone, as stated in the constitution, had equal rights, but most of all Freedom. granville sharp Northamptonshire has direct links to the earliest black campaigners fighting against the trade. However it was felt their part in the 1807 abolition was under-valued during their lifetime. The recent growth of research into Black British History gives them the recognition they deserve.
This public campaign in Britain was not the only cause of abolition, and in this bicentennial year it is important to acknowledge that British commerce and industry continued profiting from slavery for many years after 1807. Abolition resulted from changing economic and political circumstances which made slave-trading seem a less secure guarantee of Britain's future wealth, as well as less acceptable to the British public
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