Dramatisations and letters
These dramatised scenes and letters consider the issue at the heart of the abolition debate: whether slavery was morally justified.
In the first scene three fictional women discuss the rights and wrongs of buying slave-grown sugar.
Equiano's letters, extracts of which appear here, formed part of his, and the Sons of Africa's, abolition campaign in Britain. They are signed Gustavus Vassa, his alternative name.
In this section
- Parliament and the British Slave Trade: Audio