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  • William Wilberforce Wilberforce was an MP who campaigned for 20 years against the slave trade. He regularly gave speeches and proposed anti-slavery laws in Parliament.
  • Thomas Clarkson Thomas Clarkson was an English anti-slavery campaigner and a Quaker. He helped found the campaign group ‘The Society for Affecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade’.
  • Olaudah Equiano Equiano was a former slave. He managed to buy his freedom and then set up an anti-slavery group. He also wrote books and spoke at public meetings.
  • John Newton Newton was a former slave ship captain. He wrote a book about the evils of the slave trade and spoke at public meetings. He famously wrote the hymn ‘Amazing Grace’.
  • Hannah More More was a teacher who became a writer. During this time she met many people involved in the anti-slavery movement and became an active member too.
  • Granville Sharp Sharp was involved in setting up an anti-slavery campaign after meeting a former slave. He campaigned against the trade and also advocated returning slaves to Africa (Sierra Leone).