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Happy Emancipation Day!

The Transatlantic Slave Trade was abolished in 1807 by Britain.  On August 1st 1834, all of the slaves in the British Empire were freed. Though they were bound to their former masters for a few years, we recognise August 1st as the official end of that evil system. Have a Happy Emancipation Day!

East African slaves aboard the Dutch HMS Daphne


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