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the doctrine that calls for the abolition of slavery

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The United Nations (UN) is committed to fighting slavery and using International Day for the Abolition of Slavery to raise awareness on the subject.
One day, I would like to emulate her work and establish a long-term project of my own, replicating William Wilberforce and his abolition of slavery - because trafficking is modernday slavery.
Little is known about the personal lives of the Midlands' black workers both before and after the abolition of slavery in 1807.
He was a prominent diplomat, helping to secure France's support in the Revolutionary War, and successful printer and writer who supported American independence and the abolition of slavery.
Obama also did a lot of reading about the Black Americans and asked himself why, more than 100 years after the abolition of slavery, there was no racial equality?
Historical examples include the movements for the abolition of slavery, for women's suffrage, and for civil rights.
I am awestruck by Abby's never-ending courage, perseverance, commitment to the abolition of slavery and prejudice and her undying belief in equality and justice for all human beings," Ms.
Equiano made significant contributions to the abolition of slavery but died 10 years before the British Parliamentary Act abolished slave trade.
The slave traders lost their biggest justification for the "toleration" of slavery in the national interest and now the "gradual" abolition of slavery appeared more immediate on the horizon.
She came of age in an era in which missionary work and the abolition of slavery were intertwined, especially among northern Protestant denominations, whose adoption of evangelical religion fueled strong concerns about the evils of slavery and the importance of abolition.
Therefore, in the 21st Century when we should be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery, we are shocked this new form of slavery is thriving.
It is part of Hull Against Racism day and ties in with the 200th anniversary of William Wilberforce successfully instigating the abolition of slavery.
Liverpool-born director Jude Kelly says the play, an eight-year project, was not originally aimed at marking the abolition of slavery commemorations - some scenes, which still need much tightening, suggest otherwise.
Nineteen schools were given the challenge of performing one of four plays, and with the theme as "entrapment and power" to coincide with the bicentenary of the abolition of slavery, primary schools had the choice of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth; and secondary schools of Othello or Richard III.
The Act was passed on March 25, 1807, 26 years before the Emancipation Act (1833) which led to the gradual abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire.