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Parliament and the British Slave Trade: Audio

Listen to poetry from abolitionists, extracts from the letters of the Black abolitionist, Olaudah Equiano, and dramatisations exploring the morality of slavery.

Explore poetry
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Listen to emotive poems by abolition supporters

Dramatisations and letters
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Listen to scenes evoking the slavery debate around 1800, and extracts from letters by Olaudah Equiano.

Examining the 1807 Act
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Actor and political commentator Kwame Kwei-Armah and archivist David Prior look at the 1807 Act

Music in remembrance
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In 2007 on the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade, musicians performed a piece entitled 'The Woman Who Refused To Dance'

A guide to the exhibition
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Poet Rommi Smith, writer in residence to the British Slave Trade: Abolition, Parliament and People exhibition, describes her reaction to the exhibition

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