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1

Which individuals helped to form the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade in 1787?

Thomas Clarkson, William Wilberforce, William Gladstone``

2

How many people did Thomas Clarkson interview?

Over 20,000

3

Which individual wrote an essay on the Slave Trade at Cambridge and won a prize and was widely published?

Thomas Clarkson

4

What was the name of the freed slave who was the most prominent black anti-slavery campaigner? What was the book he wrote in 1789 called?

Olaudah Equiano, 'The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano'

5

Which famous former slave trader converted to Christianity in 1764 and wrote the hymn Amazing Grace?

John Newton

6

Who was chairman of the committee to abolish the slave trade (SftEtAotST)?

Granville Sharpe

7

Which individual fought in many court cases to free fugitive slaves and worked closely with Wilberforce, the PM and leader of the opposition?

Granville Sharpe

8

Who is considered the figurehead of the Abolition movement? What was his position?

William Wilberforce, MP for Hull

9

In what year did Wilberforce give his first speech in Parliament on the need for abolition?

1789

10

In what year did Wilberforce first put forward the bill for the Abolition of the Slave Trade? How many years did he do this for?

1792 (15 years)

11

Who wrote the essay that inspired Wilberforce to become involved in the Abolition movement?

Thomas Clarkson

12

Which individuals were part of the Clapham Sect?

Thomas Clarkson, William Wilberforce, Granville Sharpe