Dr James Walvin: Why was slavery ended? Wilberforce and the End of the Slave System

Posted: 4th July 2017

Humber Museums Partnership - Dr James Walvin: Why was slavery ended? Wilberforce and the End of the Slave System
Location:

Wilberforce House Museum

Event Starts:

10th August 2017

Event Ends:

10th August 2017

Time

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

For more than two centuries, African slaves were thought essential to the prosperity of colonial America. Yet, within the space of fifty years, the British turned against the Atlantic slave trade and slavery itself. Today, Wilberforce is widely regarded as the driving force behind these upheavals But was he? Are there other ways of explaining this astonishing change in British attitudes?

 

Dr Walvin is a reader at the University of York and a prolific writer. He won the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize in 1974 for his book ‘Black and White: The Negro and English Society 1955- 1945’ and more recently was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2006 and received an OBE for Services to Scholarship in
2008.

 
£5 Ticketed Event, Advanced booking essential

 

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***Please note this event will take place at the Wilberforce Institute, which is located next to Wilberforce House Museum***